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Affordable Housing In Orange County
California

249 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange County

The Irvine Inn Apartments

2810 Warner Avenue
Irvine, California
$651
Studio BR
Accepts Vouchers

Arroyo Vista Apartments

26196 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Casa Bella

1840 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

The Arbor at Woodbury

300 Regal
Irvine, California
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Crest Housing

17701 Cowan Avenue
Irvine, California
Income Based
Studio BR
Accepts Vouchers

Mariposa Villa Co-op

3773 University Drive
Irvine, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Jasmine at Founders Village

17911 Bushard St.
Fountain Valley, California
$923-1,230
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Westchester Park

1602 Nisson Rd
Tustin, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Briar Crest Apartments

11701 Stuart Dr
Garden Grove, California
Income Based
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Grove Senior Apartments

12721 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Orange County

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange County, California

There are 249 low income housing apartment communities offering 20,700 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Orange County, California

Orange County features 4,778 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Orange County, California

There are 15,562 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Orange County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,994 and $2,438.

2020 Orange County, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,563 $1,785 $2,216 $3,098 $3,578
Payment Standard Range $1,407 to $1,719 $1,607 to $1,964 $1,994 to $2,438 $2,788 to $3,408 $3,220 to $3,936

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orange County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 249
Total Low Income Apartments 20,700
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,778
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.32%
Average Renter Household Size 3.09
Average Household Size 3.04
Median Household Income $76,509 ±$426
Median Rent $1,548 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.21% ± 0.65pp
Total Population 3,116,069

Population and Household Demographics

Orange County is a county in California with a population of 3,116,069. There are 1,009,353 households in the county with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 42.32% of households in Orange County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange County

The median gross income for households in Orange County is $76,509 a year, or $6,376 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,548 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange County, a household making less than $5,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange County.

Area Median Income In Orange County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Orange County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Orange County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Orange County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
50% of Median $44,850 $51,250 $57,650 $64,050 $69,200 $74,300 $79,450 $84,550
80% of Median $71,750 $82,000 $92,250 $102,450 $110,650 $118,850 $127,050 $135,250

Cities In Orange County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Aliso Viejo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aliso Viejo is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Anaheim The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Anaheim are the Orange County Housing Authority and Anaheim Housing Authority.
Brea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brea is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Buena Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buena Park is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Costa Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Costa Mesa is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Coto de Caza
Cypress The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cypress is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Dana Point
Fountain Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain Valley is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Fullerton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fullerton is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Garden Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garden Grove are the Orange County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Garden Grove.
Huntington Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington Beach is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Irvine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irvine is the Orange County Housing Authority.
La Habra The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Habra is the Orange County Housing Authority.
La Palma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Palma is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Ladera Ranch
Laguna Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Beach is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Laguna Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Hills is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Laguna Niguel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Niguel is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Laguna Woods
Lake Forest
Las Flores
Los Alamitos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Alamitos is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Midway City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midway City is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Mission Viejo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mission Viejo is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Newport Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport Beach is the Orange County Housing Authority.
North Tustin
Orange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orange is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Placentia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Placentia is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Rancho Santa Margarita
Rossmoor
San Clemente The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Clemente is the Orange County Housing Authority.
San Juan Capistrano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Juan Capistrano is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Santa Ana The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Ana are the Santa Ana Housing Authority and Orange County Housing Authority.
Seal Beach
Stanton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanton is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Sunset Beach
Tustin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tustin is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Villa Park
Westminster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westminster is the Orange County Housing Authority.
Yorba Linda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yorba Linda is the Orange County Housing Authority.