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Affordable Housing In San Bernardino
San Bernardino County, California

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Bernardino

San Bernandino Senior Housing, Inc

1530 W Base Line St
San Bernardino, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Waterman Gardens

308 Elm Cir
San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino II

772 4th St
San Bernardino, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Waterman Apartments

2634 Copper Ln
San Bernardino, California

St Bernardine Plaza

550 W 5th St
San Bernardino, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vintage at Kendall Apartments

1095 Kendall Dr
San Bernardino, California

Ramona Senior Project

1519 W 8th St
San Bernardino, California

Central City Lutheran Mission - Chdo

1354 N D St
San Bernardino, California

Pioneer Park Plaza Apartments

560 N F St
San Bernardino, California

Wilson Street

1654 W 10th St
San Bernardino, California

Housing Authorities that serve San Bernardino

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Bernardino, California

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,389 affordable apartments for rent in San Bernardino, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino features 2,168 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 San Bernardino, California

There are 1,071 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Bernardino.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Bernardino, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Bernardino landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in San Bernardino.

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

2020 San Bernardino, 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.

San Bernardino, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 3,389
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,168
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.05%
Average Renter Household Size 3.49
Average Household Size 3.55
Median Household Income $37,047 ±$1,131
Median Rent $937 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 63.19% ± 2.36pp
Total Population 214,112

Population and Household Demographics

San Bernardino is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 214,112. There are 57,580 households in the city with an average household size of 3.55 persons. 53.05% of households in San Bernardino are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Bernardino

The median gross income for households in San Bernardino is $37,047 a year, or $3,087 a month. The median rent for the city is $937 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Bernardino, a household making less than $3,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.19% of households who rent are overburdened in San Bernardino.

Area Median Income In San Bernardino

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 San Bernardino, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino

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 San Bernardino

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