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Affordable Housing In Pasadena
Los Angeles County, California


Waiting List Openings In Pasadena

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pasadena

La Pintoresca

1275 LA Pintoresca Drive
Pasadena, California
Subsidized

Washington Villa Apartments

264 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, California

Euclid Villa Transition Housing

154 S Euclid Ave
Pasadena, California

Community Arms Apartments

169 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, California

Villa Parke Homes

422 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, California

Parke Los Robles

626 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, California

Holly Street Village

151 E Holly St
Pasadena, California

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

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.

Income Based Apartments in Pasadena, California

Pasadena features 1,696 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 894 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 $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

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.

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 $77,300

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950