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Affordable Housing In Poway
San Diego County, California

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Poway

Park View Terrace

13250 Civic Center Dr
Poway, California
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hillside Community Apartments

12979 Community Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Poway Villas

13001 Bowron Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Solara

13414 Community Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Orange Gardens

12510 Oak Knoll Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Haley Ranch Estates

13455 Poway Creek Rd.
Poway, California
Income Based
3 BR

Oak Knoll Villas

12509 Oak Knoll Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Brookview Senior Housing

13120 Pomerado Rd
Poway, California
Accepts Vouchers

Los Arcos Senior Apartments

12751 Gateway Park Rd
Poway, California
Accepts Vouchers

Brookview Senior Apartments

13150 Pomerado Rd
Poway, California
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Poway

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Poway, California

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 661 affordable apartments for rent in Poway, California.

Income Based Apartments in Poway, California

Poway features 60 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 Poway, California

There are 601 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Poway.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Poway, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Poway landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Poway.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Poway, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.

2020 Poway, 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 $1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576
Payment Standard Range $1,264 to $1,544 $1,409 to $1,723 $1,833 to $2,241 $2,605 to $3,183 $3,218 to $3,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Poway, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 661
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.97%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $95,815 ±$5,803
Median Rent $1,447 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.12% ± 5.42pp
Total Population 49,484

Population and Household Demographics

Poway is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 49,484. There are 15,832 households in the city with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 25.97% of households in Poway are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Poway

The median gross income for households in Poway is $95,815 a year, or $7,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,447 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Poway, a household making less than $4,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Poway.

Area Median Income In Poway

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 Poway, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Poway, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 Poway

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 Poway

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
50% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250
80% of Median $64,700 $73,950 $83,200 $92,400 $99,800 $107,200 $114,600 $122,000