Cheap Apartments In Riverside County
California

Low Income Apartments In Riverside County

Monte Vista Apartments

24740 Jefferson Ave
Murrieta, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

J.E. Wall Victoria Manor Apartments

4660 Victoria Avenue
Riverside, CA
$627
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Orchard Park

423 Cougar Way
Beaumont, CA
$682-811
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Monte Vista, Phase II

41411 Juniper St
Murrieta, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Peppertree Apartments

456 E Nicolet St
Banning, CA
$585-1,027
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedar Springs Apartments

53-551 Harrison St
Coachella, CA
$730-835
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Villa Monterey Apartments

1251 E 14th Ave
Blythe, CA
$436-650
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Mission Village Apartments

28493 Pujol St
Temecula, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Christiansen Senior Apartments

81-901 Shadow Palm Ave.
Indio, CA
$599-688
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Cielo Vista Apartments

81-820 Shadow Palms Ave.
Indio, CA
$595-775
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 214 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 18,792 affordable apartments for rent in Riverside County, California. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 8,583 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 2,268 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Riverside County. There are 21,284 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Riverside County

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

Understanding Affordable Housing in Riverside County, California

Riverside County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 214
Total Low Income Apartments 18,792
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 8,583
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.19%
Average Renter Household Size 3.31
Total Population 2,298,032
Housing Units 699,232
Average Household Size 3.24
Median Household Income $56,603 ±$478
Median Rent $1,179 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.99% ± 0.9pp

Population and Household Demographics

Riverside County is a County in California with a population of 2,298,032. There are 699,232 households in the county with an average household size of 3.24 persons. 35.19% of households in Riverside County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Riverside County

The median gross income for households in Riverside County is $56,603 a year, or $4,717 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,179 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Riverside County, a household making less than $3,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Riverside County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 0.9 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Riverside County

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.

In Riverside County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,800

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 County

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 Riverside County HUD Rental Assistance in Riverside County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% of Median $37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Riverside County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 148 low income apartment communities containing 12,470 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Riverside County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Riverside County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Riverside County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
60% of Median $28,320 $32,400 $36,420 $40,440 $43,680 $46,920 $50,160 $53,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Riverside County is $36,420 a year, or $3,035 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,035 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $911 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $590 $633 $759 $876 $978 $1,079
60% $708 $759 $911 $1,052 $1,173 $1,295
Fair Market Rents in Riverside County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $986 $1,232 $1,717 $2,132

Cities In Riverside County

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City Listings Served By
Sun City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun City is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Riverside 28 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverside is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Coachella 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coachella is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Blythe 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blythe is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Palm Springs 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Indio 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indio is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Moreno Valley 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moreno Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Thousand Palms 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thousand Palms is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Mecca 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mecca is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Temecula 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temecula is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Beaumont 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaumont is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
San Jacinto 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Jacinto is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Ripley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ripley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Murrieta 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murrieta is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Norco 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norco is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Bermuda Dunes 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bermuda Dunes is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Desert Hot Springs 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desert Hot Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
El Cerrito 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Cerrito is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Corona 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corona is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Lake Elsinore 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Elsinore is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Hemet 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hemet is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Rancho Mirage 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Mirage is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Perris 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perris is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
La Quinta 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Quinta is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Cathedral City 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cathedral City is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Banning 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Banning is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Palm Desert 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Desert is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Wildomar 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wildomar is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Rubidoux 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rubidoux is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Palm Spring 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Spring is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Aguanga 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aguanga is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Anza 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anza is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Cabazon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cabazon is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Calimesa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calimesa is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Canyon Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canyon Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Cherry Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherry Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Coronita 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coronita is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Crestmore Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crestmore Heights is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Desert Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desert Center is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Desert Edge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desert Edge is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Desert Palms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desert Palms is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
East Hemet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hemet is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Eastvale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eastvale is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
El Sobrante 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Sobrante is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
French Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves French Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Garnet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garnet is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Glen Avon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Avon is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Good Hope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Good Hope is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Green Acres 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Acres is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Highgrove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highgrove is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Home Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Home Gardens is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Homeland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Homeland is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Idyllwild Pine Cove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Idyllwild Pine Cove is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Indian Wells 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Wells is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Indio Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indio Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Lakeland Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeland Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Lake Mathews 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Mathews is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Lake Riverside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Riverside is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Lakeview 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeview is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
March ARB 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves March ARB is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Meadowbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meadowbrook is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Mead Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mead Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Menifee 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Menifee is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Mesa Verde 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mesa Verde is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Mira Loma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mira Loma is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Mountain Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Center is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
North Shore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Shore is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Nuevo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nuevo is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Oasis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oasis is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Pedley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pedley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Romoland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Romoland is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Sky Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sky Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Sunnyslope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunnyslope is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Temescal Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temescal Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Thermal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thermal is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Valle Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valle Vista is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Vista Santa Rosa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vista Santa Rosa is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Warm Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warm Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Whitewater 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitewater is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Winchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winchester is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Woodcrest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodcrest is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Idyllwild-Pine Cove is the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.