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Affordable Housing In Pico Rivera
Los Angeles County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pico Rivera

Telacu Pico Rivera

9036 Washington Blvd
Pico Rivera, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pavilion Apartments

8731 Telegraph Rd
Pico Rivera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Verner Villa

9220 Verner St
Pico Rivera, California
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Pico Rivera

Housing Authority Programs
Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pico Rivera, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 277 affordable apartments for rent in Pico Rivera, California.

Income Based Apartments in Pico Rivera, California

Pico Rivera features 145 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 Pico Rivera, California

There are 132 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pico Rivera.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pico Rivera, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pico Rivera landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Pico Rivera.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pico Rivera, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Pico Rivera, 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.

Pico Rivera, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 145
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.44%
Average Renter Household Size 3.46
Average Household Size 3.82
Median Household Income $55,752 ±$2,837
Median Rent $1,210 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.42% ± 5.14pp
Total Population 63,839

Population and Household Demographics

Pico Rivera is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 63,839. There are 16,606 households in the city with an average household size of 3.82 persons. 33.44% of households in Pico Rivera are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pico Rivera

The median gross income for households in Pico Rivera is $55,752 a year, or $4,646 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,210 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pico Rivera, a household making less than $4,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Pico Rivera.1

Area Median Income In Pico Rivera

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

In Pico Rivera, 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 Pico Rivera

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 Pico Rivera

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