Cheap Apartments In San Bernardino County
California

Bloomington Grove & Lillian Court

18028 Valley Blvd, Suite 100
Bloomington, CA
$430-866
1-3 BR
55+

Nova Pointe

800 E. Washington St.
Colton, CA
$650-875
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Riverview Apartments

200 N. Yucca Avenue
Barstow, CA
$648-750
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Sycamore Ridge Apartments

2020 N Guthrie Street
San Bernardino, CA
$589-704
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Lilly Hill Apartments

1001 Lillyhill Dr
Needles, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

There are 165 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 13,775 affordable apartments for rent in San Bernardino County, California. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 5,673 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 2,397 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in San Bernardino County. There are 9,194 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 San Bernardino County

The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in San Bernardino, California.

Other Housing Authorities located in San Bernardino County

The Upland Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Upland, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Needles is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Needles, California.

Understanding Affordable Housing in San Bernardino County, California

San Bernardino County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties165
Total Low Income Apartments13,775
Total Rent Assisted Apartments5,673
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters40.34%
Average Renter Household Size3.32
Total Population2,094,769
Housing Units614,325
Average Household Size3.33
Median Household Income$53,433 ±$571
Median Rent$1,116 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened56.82% ± 0.95pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Bernardino County is a County in California with a population of 2,094,769. There are 614,325 households in the county with an average household size of 3.33 persons. 40.34% of households in San Bernardino County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Bernardino County

The median gross income for households in San Bernardino County is $53,433 a year, or $4,453 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,116 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Bernardino County, a household making less than $3,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.56.82% of households who rent are overburdened in San Bernardino County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 0.95 percentage points.

Area Median Income In San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County HUD Rental Assistance in San Bernardino County

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$14,150$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$33,740$38,060$42,380
50%$23,600$27,000$30,350$33,700$36,400$39,100$41,800$44,500
80%$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 San Bernardino County

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

From 1989 to 2012, 72 low income apartment communities containing 7,114 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Bernardino County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$23,600$27,000$30,350$33,700$36,400$39,100$41,800$44,500
60%$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 San Bernardino 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$590$633$759$876$978$1,079
60%$708$759$911$1,052$1,173$1,295
Fair Market Rents in San Bernardino 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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$768$926$1,156$1,618$2,004

Cities In San Bernardino County

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CityListingsServed By
San Bernardino33The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Bernardino is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Fontana17The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fontana is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Ontario13The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ontario is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Victorville12The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Victorville is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Rialto10The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rialto is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Joshua Tree1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joshua Tree is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Colton4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colton is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Needles5The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Needles are the Housing Authority of the City of Needles and Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Upland4The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Upland are the Upland Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Rancho Cucamonga10The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Cucamonga is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Bloomington4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomington is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Twentynine Palms4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twentynine Palms is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Redlands5The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redlands is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Barstow5The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barstow is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Adelanto3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adelanto is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Chino5The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chino is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Highland3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Apple Valley2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Apple Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Hesperia7The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hesperia is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Yucca Valley2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yucca Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Yucaipa4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yucaipa is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Montclair5The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montclair is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Grand Terrace1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Terrace is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Loma Linda2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loma Linda is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Twentynine Palm0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twentynine Palm is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Chino Hills1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chino Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino.
Baker1
Big Bear City0
Big Bear Lake1
Big River0
Bluewater0
Crestline0
Fort Irwin0
Homestead Valley0
Lake Arrowhead0
Lenwood0
Lucerne Valley0
Lytle Creek0
Mentone1
Morongo Valley0
Mountain View Acres0
Muscoy0
Oak Glen0
Oak Hills0
Phelan0
Piñon Hills0
Running Springs0
San Antonio Heights0
Searles Valley0
Silver Lakes0
Spring Valley Lake0
Wrightwood0