Affordable Housing In San Diego County
371 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Diego County
Housing Authorities that serve San Diego County
|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 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.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Diego County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.
2020 San Diego County, 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||$1,404||$1,566||$2,037||$2,894||$3,576|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,264 to $1,544||$1,409 to $1,723||$1,833 to $2,241||$2,605 to $3,183||$3,218 to $3,934|
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|
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.
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 $92,700
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 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||$24,300||$27,750||$31,200||$34,650||$37,450||$40,200||$43,000||$45,750|
|50% of Median||$40,450||$46,200||$52,000||$57,750||$62,400||$67,000||$71,650||$76,250|
|80% of Median||$64,700||$73,950||$83,200||$92,400||$99,800||$107,200||$114,600||$122,000|
Cities In San Diego County
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