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Affordable Housing In San Fernando
Los Angeles County, California


Waiting List Openings In San Fernando

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Fernando

Cantabria Senior Apartments

9640 Van Nuys Blvd
San Fernando, California
$989-1,133
1-2 BR

Pierce Park Apartments

12700 Van Nuys Blvd
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Columbus Terrace Apartments

8606 Columbus Avenue
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Pendleton Arms

8400 Laurel Canyon Boulevard #101
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Sherman Arms Apartments

17760 Sherman Way
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible

Rayen Park Apartments

15247 Rayen Street
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Roscoe Park

8332 Variel Avenue
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sherman Park Apartments

17960-64 Sherman Way
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Sunland Park Apartments

10836 Roycroft Street
San Fernando, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Project Independence

10454 Amestoy Ave
San Fernando, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve San Fernando

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Fernando, California

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,379 affordable apartments for rent in San Fernando, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Fernando, California

San Fernando features 1,298 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 Fernando, California

There are 81 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Fernando.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Fernando, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Fernando landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in San Fernando.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Fernando, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 San Fernando, 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
San Fernando, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
San Fernando, California Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Fernando, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,379
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.33%
Average Renter Household Size 3.79
Average Household Size 3.94
Median Household Income $55,170 ±$3,038
Median Rent $1,165 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.72% ± 6.87pp
Total Population 24,296

Population and Household Demographics

San Fernando is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 24,296. There are 6,134 households in the city with an average household size of 3.94 persons. 46.33% of households in San Fernando are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Fernando

The median gross income for households in San Fernando is $55,170 a year, or $4,598 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,165 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Fernando, a household making less than $3,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.72% of households who rent are overburdened in San Fernando.

Area Median Income In San Fernando

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 Fernando, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In San Fernando, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Fernando

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 Fernando

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Fernando AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Fernando AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Fernando AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950