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Affordable Housing In Riverside
Riverside County, California

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Riverside

J.E. Wall Victoria Manor Apartments

4660 Victoria Avenue
Riverside, California
1 BR


4030 Harrison Ave
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

TELACU Las Fuentes

1807 11th Street
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Home Front at Camp Anza

5797 Picker Street
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Veterans Welcome

Springbrook Park Apartments

1100 North Orange Street
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Whispering Fountains at Riverside Seniors 55 Plus

4790 Jackson St
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Magnolia Gardens

8507 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mt. Rubidoux Manor

3993 Tenth Street
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Cypress Springs Apartments

7850 Cypress Ave
Riverside, California
Income Based
2-4 BR

Sierra Pines

3900 Fir Tree Dr
Riverside, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Riverside

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Riverside, California

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,742 affordable apartments for rent in Riverside, California.

Income Based Apartments in Riverside, California

Riverside features 626 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 Riverside, California

There are 2,116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Riverside.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Riverside, California

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

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

2020 Riverside, 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.

Riverside, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 2,742
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 626
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.72%
Average Renter Household Size 3.23
Average Household Size 3.34
Median Household Income $57,196 ±$1,203
Median Rent $1,161 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.56% ± 1.95pp
Total Population 316,335

Population and Household Demographics

Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 316,335. There are 91,267 households in the city with an average household size of 3.34 persons. 44.72% of households in Riverside are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Riverside

The median gross income for households in Riverside is $57,196 a year, or $4,766 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,161 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Riverside, a household making less than $3,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Riverside.

Area Median Income In Riverside

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

In Riverside, 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 Riverside

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 Riverside

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