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Affordable Housing In San Diego County
California

371 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Diego County

Ventaliso

609 Richmar Ave
San Marcos, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Golden Age Gardens Apartments

740 S 36th St
San Diego, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Creekside Trails

2129 Coronado Ave
San Diego, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Tesoro Grove Apartments

1150 Grove Way
San Diego, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Peachtree Inn

901 F Street
San Diego, California
Income Based
Studio BR

Trolley Court

940 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California
Income Based
Studio BR

Auburn Park Apartments

5135 University Ave
San Diego, California
Income Based
Studio-3 BR

Cassia Heights Apartments

2029 Cassia Rd
Carlsbad, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Mission Cove Apartments Phase I

3247 Anchor Way
Oceanside, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Manzanita Apartments

260 N. Midway Dr.
Escondido, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

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)

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
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.

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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City Served By
Alpine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alpine is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Bonita The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonita is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Bonsall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonsall is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Borrego Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Borrego Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Bostonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bostonia is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Boulevard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boulevard is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Camp Pendleton North The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camp Pendleton North is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Camp Pendleton South The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camp Pendleton South is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Campo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campo is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Carlsbad The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carlsbad are the Carlsbad Housing and Neighborhood Services and Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Casa de Oro Mount Helix The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casa de Oro Mount Helix is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casa de Oro-Mount Helix is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Chula Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chula Vista is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Coronado The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coronado is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Crest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crest is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Del Mar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Del Mar is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Descanso The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Descanso is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
El Cajon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Cajon is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Encinitas The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Encinitas are the City of Encinitas Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Escondido The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Escondido is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Eucalyptus Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eucalyptus Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Fairbanks Ranch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairbanks Ranch is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Fallbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fallbrook is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Granite Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granite Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Harbison Canyon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harbison Canyon is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Hidden Meadows The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hidden Meadows is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Imperial Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Imperial Beach is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Jacumba The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jacumba is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Jamul The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamul is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Julian The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Julian is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
La Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Mesa is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
La Presa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Presa is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Lake San Marcos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake San Marcos is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Lakeside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeside is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Lemon Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemon Grove is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Mount Laguna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Laguna is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
National City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve National City are the Housing Authority of the City of National City and Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Oceanside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oceanside are the City of Oceanside Community Development Comm and Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Pine Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Potrero The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potrero is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Poway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poway is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Rainbow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rainbow is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Ramona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ramona is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Rancho San Diego The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho San Diego is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Rancho Santa Fe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Santa Fe is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
San Diego The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Diego are the San Diego Housing Commission and Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
San Diego Country Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Diego Country Estates is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
San Marcos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Marcos is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Santee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santee is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Solana Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solana Beach is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Spring Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Valley Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Center is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vista is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.
Winter Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winter Gardens is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.