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Courson Arts Colony West Apartments

NE Corner of East Ave Q11 and 9th Street East
Palmdale, California
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1-3 BR

Courson Arts Colony East Apartments

939 East Avenue Q12
Palmdale, California
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Studio-3 BR

East 35th Street Apartments

37929 35th Street East
Palmdale, California
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2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Casablanca Apartments

4160 E. Avenue
Palmdale, California
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2-3 BR

Courson Arts Colony West

931 E. Ave, Q-12
Palmdale, California
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1-3 BR
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Wright Brother Court

38832 4th St E
Palmdale, California
1-3 BR

Palmdale Park Apartments

38002 15th Street East
Palmdale, California

Palmdale Desert Club Apartments

37902 20th St E
Palmdale, California
Rent Assisted

The Arbor at Palmdale

1000 E Avenue Q
Palmdale, California
Rent Assisted

Twin Palms Apartments

1105 E Avenue Q
Palmdale, California

There are 1,526 low-income apartments in Palmdale that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 520 low-income homes in Palmdale where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $451 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 17th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Palmdale, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Palmdale.

Palmdale, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Palmdale, California

Palmdale features 520 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 Palmdale, California

There are 1,526 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palmdale.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Palmdale, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Palmdale landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Palmdale.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palmdale, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,000 and $2,444.

2023 Palmdale, 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
Palmdale, California Fair Market Rent $1,534 $1,747 $2,222 $2,888 $3,170
Palmdale, California Payment Standard Range $1,381 to $1,687 $1,572 to $1,922 $2,000 to $2,444 $2,599 to $3,177 $2,853 to $3,487

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Palmdale, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,046
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 520
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.84%
Average Renter Household Size 3.74
Average Household Size 3.66
Median Household Income $52,392 ±$1,604
Median Rent $1,180 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.04% ± 3.61pp
Total Population 156,672

Population and Household Demographics

Palmdale is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 156,672. There are 42,720 households in the city with an average household size of 3.66 persons. 36.84% of households in Palmdale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Palmdale

The median gross income for households in Palmdale is $52,392 a year, or $4,366 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,180 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Palmdale, a household making less than $3,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Palmdale.

Area Median Income In Palmdale

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Palmdale, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Palmdale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,200

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 Palmdale

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 Palmdale

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Palmdale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Palmdale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Palmdale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$70,650 $80,750 $90,850 $100,900 $109,000 $117,050 $125,150 $133,200