Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Palmdale, CA

Discover affordable housing in Palmdale where there are 27+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Casablanca Apartments

4160 E. Avenue , Palmdale, California 93552

bed 2-3

Wright Brothers Court

38832 4th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

bed 1-3
payment $1283-1755/mo.

Palmdale Terrace

25th St. E & E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, California 93550

bed 1-3

Palmdale Desert Club Apartments

37902 20th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

The Arbor at Palmdale

1000 E Avenue Q, Palmdale, California 93550

Village Gardens

1020 E Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550

Desert View Apartments

38633 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

Stanridge Homes 1

38941 Stanridge Ave, Palmdale, California 93550

Stanridge Homes 2

38905 Stanridge Ave, Palmdale, California 93550

Stanridge Homes 3

38940 Stanridge Ave, Palmdale, California 93550

Palmdale Gardens Apartments

38601 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

Queens Twelve

547 E Avenue Q12, Palmdale, California 93550

Courson Arts Colony West

931 E Ave Q-12, Palmdale, California 93550

bed 1-3

Courson Arts Colony East

38147 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

bed Studio-3

Juniper Grove

150 E. Avenue R, Palmdale, California 93550

bed 1-3

Maison's Palmdale

65th St. E. and Avenue S., Palmdale, California 93552

bed 2-3

Whispering Palms Apartments

38250 9th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

Twin Palms Apartments

1105 E Avenue Q, Palmdale, California 93550

Palo Verde Apartments Fka Regency Apartments

38235 10th St E, Palmdale, California 93550

Summer Terrace

38530 Tierra Subida Ave, Palmdale, California 93551

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Palmdale, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Palmdale, California
$32.18 (+201%) more than California minimum wage and $40.93 (+565%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Palmdale, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Palmdale.

How many renters live in Palmdale, California?

The City of Palmdale has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 26.06 percent of the population living in Palmdale.

What is the rental market like in Palmdale, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Palmdale area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Palmdale, California, there are 1.25 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Palmdale?

The rental vacancy rate in Palmdale is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Palmdale for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Palmdale
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
500 2,156 4,083 5,526 2,796
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Palmdale

A large number of apartments in Palmdale have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Palmdale

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,777 to $3,600. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,777
One BR $2,006
Two BR $2,544
Three BR $3,263
Four BR $3,600
2024 Fair Market Rents in Palmdale, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Palmdale?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 375 75 percent
One BR 1,688 78 percent
Two BR 2,340 57 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Palmdale, California

How many affordable rental units are in Palmdale?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Palmdale, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Palmdale, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Palmdale, California

Palmdale features 621 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 1,715 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 $2,290 and $2,798.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.