Affordable Housing In San Diego
San Diego County,
183 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Diego
Housing Authorities that serve San Diego
|San Diego Housing Commission||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work|
Other Housing Authorities located in San Diego
|Housing Authority of the County of San Diego||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in San Diego, California
There are 183 low income housing apartment communities offering 18,346 affordable apartments for rent in San Diego, California. San Diego features 5,892 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 11,495 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Diego.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
San Diego, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||183|
|Total Low Income Apartments||18,346|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||5,892|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||53.15%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.67|
|Average Household Size||2.73|
|Median Household Income||$66,116 ±$619|
|Median Rent||$1,377 ±$9|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||51.74% ± 0.87pp|
Population and Household Demographics
San Diego is a City in San Diego County, California with a population of 1,359,791. There are 485,091 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 53.15% of households in San Diego are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in San Diego
The median gross income for households in San Diego is $66,116 a year, or $5,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,377 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Diego, a household making less than $4,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.74% of households who rent are overburdened in San Diego.1
Area Median Income In San Diego
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 Diego, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.
In San Diego, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300
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 Diego
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 Diego HUD Rental Assistance in San Diego
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$22,500||$25,700||$28,900||$32,100||$34,700||$37,250||$39,850||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$37,450||$42,800||$48,150||$53,500||$57,800||$62,100||$66,350||$70,650|
|80% of Median||$59,950||$68,500||$77,050||$85,600||$92,450||$99,300||$106,150||$113,000|
Fair Market Rents in San Diego
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.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|