Affordable Housing In Pasadena
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Pasadena

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pasadena

Hudson Oaks

235 East Holly Street
Pasadena, California
$466
1 BR

Heritage Square Senior Apartments

762 N Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

The Groves

700 E Mountain St & 965 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Pilgrim Tower North

1207 S Vermont Avenue
Pasadena, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Marvs Place

143 N MAR VISTA AVE
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Homeless Supportive Housing

Marv's Place

143 Mar Vista Avenue
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Villa Los Robles

473 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, California
$1,800-2,255
1-2 BR

Orange Grove Gardens

252 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, California
$3,880-3,980
2-3 BR

Green Hotel

50 East Green Street
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Hudson Oaks

1267 N Hudson Ave
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Pasadena

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pasadena, California

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,610 affordable apartments for rent in Pasadena, California.

Income Based Apartments in Pasadena, California

Pasadena features 1,760 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 Pasadena, California

There are 850 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pasadena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pasadena, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pasadena landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Pasadena.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pasadena, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 Pasadena, 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
Pasadena, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Pasadena, California Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pasadena, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 2,610
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,760
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $72,402 ±$2,365
Median Rent $1,372 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.42% ± 2.5pp
Total Population 139,899

Population and Household Demographics

Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 139,899. There are 54,536 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 56.37% of households in Pasadena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pasadena

The median gross income for households in Pasadena is $72,402 a year, or $6,034 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,372 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pasadena, a household making less than $4,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Pasadena.

Area Median Income In Pasadena

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 Pasadena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Pasadena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Pasadena

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 Pasadena

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pasadena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pasadena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pasadena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,250 $75,700 $85,150 $94,600 $102,200 $109,750 $117,350 $124,900