Affordable Housing In Rancho Mirage
Riverside County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rancho Mirage

Villa Mirage

69530 Rebecca Way
Rancho Mirage, CA
HCV Welcome

Villa Mirage I

34 Rebecca Way
Rancho Mirage, CA
Subsidized

Villa Mirage

34160 Rebecca Way
Rancho Mirage, CA
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Housing Authorities that serve Rancho Mirage

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rancho Mirage, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 196 affordable apartments for rent in Rancho Mirage, California. Rancho Mirage features 98 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 98 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rancho Mirage.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rancho Mirage, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 196
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 98
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.17%
Average Renter Household Size 1.95
Average Household Size 1.93
Median Household Income $66,086 ±$6,826
Median Rent $1,237 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.34% ± 9.42pp
Total Population 17,770

Population and Household Demographics

Rancho Mirage is a City in Riverside County, California with a population of 17,770. There are 9,176 households in the city with an average household size of 1.93 persons. 22.17% of households in Rancho Mirage are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rancho Mirage

The median gross income for households in Rancho Mirage is $66,086 a year, or $5,507 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,237 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rancho Mirage, a household making less than $4,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Rancho Mirage.1

Area Median Income In Rancho Mirage

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 Rancho Mirage, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Rancho Mirage, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Rancho Mirage

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 Rancho Mirage HUD Rental Assistance in Rancho Mirage

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,100 $17,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% of Median $40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850
Fair Market Rents in Rancho Mirage

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216