Affordable Housing In Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo County California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Paso Robles

Hacienda Del Norte Apartments

529 10th St
Paso Robles, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Creston Garden Apartments

1255 Creston Rd
Paso Robles, CA
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2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Los Robles Terrace Apartments

2940 Spring St
Paso Robles, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oak Park 3 Apartments

3120 Pine St
Paso Robles, CA
HCV Welcome

Canyon Creek Apartments

400 Oak Hill Rd
Paso Robles, CA

Hidden Creek Village

80 Cary St
Paso Robles, CA
HCV Welcome
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 370 affordable apartments for rent in Paso Robles. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 108 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Paso Robles, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 262 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Paso Robles

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Paso Robles Public Housing
Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 370
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 108
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Total Population 30,863
Housing Units 11,410
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $60,449 ±$4,794
Median Rent $1,154 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.16% ± 7.11pp

Population and Household Demographics

Paso Robles is a City in San Luis Obispo County, California with a population of 30,863. There are 11,410 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 44.86% of households in Paso Robles are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Paso Robles

The median gross income for households in Paso Robles is $60,449 a year, or $5,037 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,154 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Paso Robles, a household making less than $3,847 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Paso Robles.1

Area Median Income In Paso Robles

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 Paso Robles, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Luis Obispo County.

In Paso Robles, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,500

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 Paso Robles

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 Paso Robles HUD Rental Assistance in Paso Robles

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,500 $36,000 $40,500 $44,950 $48,550 $52,150 $55,750 $59,350
80% of Median $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Paso Robles

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2006 to 2011, 2 low income apartment communities containing 146 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Paso Robles by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Paso Robles

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $53,940 $58,260 $62,580 $66,900 $71,220

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Paso Robles is $48,600 a year, or $4,050 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,050 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,215 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $788 $844 $1,013 $1,169 $1,304 $1,439
60% $945 $1,013 $1,215 $1,403 $1,565 $1,727
Fair Market Rents in Paso Robles

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,059 $1,196 $1,542 $2,230 $2,708