Affordable Housing In San Diego County
California


Waiting List Openings In San Diego County

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Project-Based Voucher Open Soon

371 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Diego County

Luther Tower Apartments

1455 2nd Ave
San Diego, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Park View Terrace

13250 Civic Center Dr
Poway, California
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Mason

1345 5th Ave
San Diego, California
Income Based
Studio BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hillside Community Apartments

12979 Community Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Poway Villas

13001 Bowron Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Solara

13414 Community Rd
Poway, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sunrise Place

1245 E Grand Ave
Escondido, California
Income Based
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Old Grove Apartments

190 Via Pelicano
Oceanside, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sierra Vista Apartments

422 Los Vallecitos Blvd.
San Marcos, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cedar

245 Cedar Rd
Vista, California
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve San Diego County

Housing Authority Programs
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)

Other Housing Authorities located in San Diego County

Housing Authority Programs
San Diego Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Carlsbad Housing and Neighborhood Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of National City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Oceanside Community Development Comm Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Encinitas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Diego County, California

There are 371 low income housing apartment communities offering 32,834 affordable apartments for rent in San Diego County, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Diego County, California

San Diego County features 9,012 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 Diego County, California

There are 22,907 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Diego County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Diego County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Diego County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in San Diego County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Diego County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 371
Total Low Income Apartments 32,834
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9,012
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $64,309 ±$514
Median Rent $1,344 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.08% ± 0.65pp
Total Population 3,223,096

Population and Household Demographics

San Diego County is a County in California with a population of 3,223,096. There are 1,094,157 households in the county with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 47.08% of households in San Diego County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Diego County

The median gross income for households in San Diego County is $64,309 a year, or $5,359 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,344 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Diego County, a household making less than $4,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.08% of households who rent are overburdened in San Diego County.1

Area Median Income In San Diego 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 Diego County, 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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in San Diego County

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

Cities In San Diego County

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City Listings Served By
San Diego 182 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Diego is the San Diego Housing Commission.
Oceanside 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oceanside is the City of Oceanside Community Development Comm.
Chula Vista 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chula Vista is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Escondido 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Escondido is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
San Marcos 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Marcos is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
El Cajon 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Cajon is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Carlsbad 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlsbad is the Carlsbad Housing and Neighborhood Services.
Vista 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vista is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
National City 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves National City is the Housing Authority of the City of National City.
Lakeside 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeside is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Encinitas 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Encinitas is the City of Encinitas Housing Authority.
Santee 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santee is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Lemon Grove 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemon Grove is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Imperial Beach 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Imperial Beach is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Poway 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poway is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Fallbrook 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fallbrook is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Ramona 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ramona is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
La Mesa 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Mesa is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Coronado 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coronado is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
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