Affordable Housing In Pasadena
Los Angeles County, California


Waiting List Openings In Pasadena

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37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pasadena

Villa Raymond

455 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA
Subsidized

Concord Pasadena

275 Cordova St
Pasadena, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Dudley House

2131 E Dudley St
Pasadena, CA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pilgrim Towers East

440 N Madison Ave
Pasadena, CA
Subsidized

Kings Villages

1141 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA
Subsidized

Sierra Rose House

3053 E Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena, CA
HCV Welcome

Allen House

1808 Las Lunas St
Pasadena, CA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ashtabula Homes

386 E. Ashtabula Street
Pasadena, CA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wagner House

1894 Wagner St
Pasadena, CA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Telacu Courtyard

42 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Pasadena

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pasadena, California

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,590 affordable apartments for rent in Pasadena, California. Pasadena features 1,696 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 894 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pasadena.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pasadena, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,590
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,696
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.1

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 $73,100

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 Pasadena HUD Rental Assistance in Pasadena

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
80% of Median $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250
Fair Market Rents in Pasadena

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857