Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Rancho Mirage
Riverside County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rancho Mirage

Villa Mirage

69530 Rebecca Way
Rancho Mirage, California

Villa Mirage I

34-160 Rebecca Way
Rancho Mirage, California
  • «
  • 1
  • »

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 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 196 affordable apartments for rent in Rancho Mirage, California.

Income Based Apartments in Rancho Mirage, California

Rancho Mirage features 98 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 Rancho Mirage, California

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rancho Mirage.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rancho Mirage, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rancho Mirage landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Rancho Mirage.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rancho Mirage, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,160 and $1,418.

2020 Rancho Mirage, 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 $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216
Payment Standard Range $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,994 to $2,438

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rancho Mirage, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
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.

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 $75,300

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 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 $15,850 $18,100 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% of Median $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550