Cathedral Plaza

1551 3rd Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Cathedral Plaza was created jointly by the Diocese of San Diego and The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to serve low income senior citizens 62 years of age or older. This 222 unit non-smoking hi-rise building was developed in 1970 through a HUD Section 236 loan and is located at 1551 Third Avenue in Downtown San Diego, CA. The property offers residents two full-time on-site service coordinators that are responsible for coordinating social activities, arranging transportation to various appointments and serving as a resident advocate. Cathedral Plaza is sponsored by Catholic Charities and is a Non-Profit 501c(3) Corporation. 

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Waiting List is Closed

The Cathedral Plaza waiting list is currently closed and is not accepting applications until further notice .

Last updated on February 19th, 2020


Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
Studio (Studio/1) - Call for Price
1 Bedroom (1/1) - Call for Price

Cathedral Plaza Details

  • 222 studio and one bedroom units.
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance

Property Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Library
  • On-Site Manager
  • 24hr Emergency Maintenance
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Gated Community
  • Emergency Pull Cord
  • Resident Service Coordinator
  • Coin-Operated Laundry
  • Computer Room

Unit Amenities

  • Cable Ready
  • Refrigerator
  • vertical blinds
  • Stove

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance

Since this property has a Project-Based Section 8 contract with HUD, some or all of the rents at this community are based on tenant incomes. Tenants leasing units participating in the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program typically contribute less than 30% of their adjusted income towards rental costs.

San Diego HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in San Diego but actual income limits may differ for units at Cathedral Plaza.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $27,350 $31,250 $35,150 $39,050 $42,200 $45,300 $48,450 $51,550
50% $45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900
80% $72,900 $83,300 $93,700 $104,100 $112,450 $120,800 $129,100 $137,450

Cathedral Plaza is managed by Royal Property Management.

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