Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Samoa, CA

Discover affordable housing in Samoa where there are 1+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Phyllis Rex Samoa Townhomes

26 Samoa Coast Lane, Samoa, California 95564

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Samoa, California
$9.61 (+60%) more than California minimum wage and $18.36 (+253%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Samoa, California?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Samoa, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Samoa, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Samoa.

How many renters live in Samoa, California?

The City of Samoa has 223 people living in 74 households.

There are 223 renters living in 74 renter households in this City. Renters make up 100 percent of the population living in Samoa.

What is the rental market like in Samoa, California?

There are an estimated 110 housing units in the Samoa area. Of these, 74 units are rental homes, making up 67 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Samoa, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Samoa?

The rental vacancy rate in Samoa is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Samoa for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Samoa
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 4 35 32 3
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Samoa

A large number of apartments in Samoa have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Samoa are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 45 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Samoa

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $950 to $2,294. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $950
One BR $1,032
Two BR $1,352
Three BR $1,905
Four BR $2,294
2024 Fair Market Rents in Samoa, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Samoa?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 0 100 percent
Two BR 25 71 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Samoa, California

How many affordable rental units are in Samoa?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Samoa, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 79
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Samoa, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Samoa, California

Samoa features 0 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 Samoa, California

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Samoa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Samoa, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Samoa landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Samoa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Samoa, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,217 and $1,487.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.