Affordable Housing In San Clemente
Orange County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Clemente

Cotton's Point Senior Apartments

2350 S El Camino Real
San Clemente, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Presidio Apartments

105 Avenida Presidio
San Clemente, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Talega Jamboree Apartments Phase I

123 Calle Amistad
San Clemente, California

Vintage Shores Senior Apartments

366 Camino de Estrella
San Clemente, California
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Housing Authorities that serve San Clemente

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Clemente, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 394 affordable apartments for rent in San Clemente, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Clemente, California

San Clemente features 72 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 Clemente, California

There are 322 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Clemente.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Clemente, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Clemente landlords $1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in San Clemente.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Clemente, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 San Clemente, 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
San Clemente, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
San Clemente, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

San Clemente, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 394
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $98,153 ±$5,511
Median Rent $1,703 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.2% ± 5.4pp
Total Population 65,017

Population and Household Demographics

San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 65,017. There are 24,069 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 34.77% of households in San Clemente are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Clemente

The median gross income for households in San Clemente is $98,153 a year, or $8,179 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Clemente, a household making less than $5,677 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.2% of households who rent are overburdened in San Clemente.

Area Median Income In San Clemente

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 Clemente, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In San Clemente, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Clemente

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 Clemente

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Clemente AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Clemente AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Clemente AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000