Affordable Housing In Placentia
Orange County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Placentia

Placentia Veterans Village

1945 S. Veterans Way
Placentia, California
VASH Welcome
Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome

Villa La Jolla

734 W La Jolla St
Placentia, California

Imperial Villas

1050 E Imperial Hwy
Placentia, California

Placentia Veterans Village

1945 S. Veterans Way
Placentia, California

Orange County

421 Ramona St
Placentia, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Placentia

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Placentia, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 219 affordable apartments for rent in Placentia, California.

Income Based Apartments in Placentia, California

Placentia features 113 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 Placentia, California

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Placentia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Placentia, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Placentia landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Placentia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Placentia, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Placentia, 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
Placentia, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Placentia, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Placentia, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.4%
Average Renter Household Size 3.44
Average Household Size 3.22
Median Household Income $79,598 ±$4,075
Median Rent $1,551 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.63% ± 5.59pp
Total Population 52,123

Population and Household Demographics

Placentia is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 52,123. There are 16,050 households in the city with an average household size of 3.22 persons. 34.4% of households in Placentia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Placentia

The median gross income for households in Placentia is $79,598 a year, or $6,633 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,551 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Placentia, a household making less than $5,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Placentia.

Area Median Income In Placentia

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 Placentia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Placentia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Placentia

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 Placentia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Placentia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Placentia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Placentia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000