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Affordable Housing In San Luis Obispo County
California

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Luis Obispo County

Ocean View Manor Apartments

456 Elena St
Morro Bay, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rolling Hills Apartments I & II

999 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hacienda Del Norte Apartments

529 10th St
Paso Robles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Creston Garden Apartments

1255 Creston Rd
Paso Robles, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Iron Works Apartments

3682 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Los Robles Terrace Apartments

2940 Spring St
Paso Robles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cortina D Arroyo Grande

241 North Courtland Street
Arroyo Grande, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Parkview Manor

365 South Elm Street
Arroyo Grande, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

860 on the Wye Apartments

2775 Victoria Ave
San Luis Obispo, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
VASH Welcome

Oak Park 3 Apartments

3120 Pine Street
Paso Robles, California

Housing Authorities that serve San Luis Obispo County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Luis Obispo County, California

There are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,510 affordable apartments for rent in San Luis Obispo County, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California

San Luis Obispo County features 769 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 Luis Obispo County, California

There are 1,635 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Luis Obispo County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Luis Obispo County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Luis Obispo County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in San Luis Obispo County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Luis Obispo County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,491 and $1,823.

2020 San Luis Obispo 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 $1,153 $1,275 $1,657 $2,390 $2,909
Payment Standard Range $1,038 to $1,268 $1,148 to $1,403 $1,491 to $1,823 $2,151 to $2,629 $2,618 to $3,200

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Luis Obispo County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 2,510
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 769
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $60,691 ±$1,137
Median Rent $1,235 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.85% ± 2.23pp
Total Population 276,517

Population and Household Demographics

San Luis Obispo County is a county in California with a population of 276,517. There are 103,576 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 42.35% of households in San Luis Obispo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Luis Obispo County

The median gross income for households in San Luis Obispo County is $60,691 a year, or $5,058 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,235 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Luis Obispo County, a household making less than $4,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.85% of households who rent are overburdened in San Luis Obispo County.

Area Median Income In San Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,300

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 Luis Obispo 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 Luis Obispo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,400 $23,300 $26,200 $29,100 $31,450 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,500 $52,400 $56,300 $60,150 $64,050
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450

Cities In San Luis Obispo County

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City Served By
Arroyo Grande The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arroyo Grande is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Atascadero The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atascadero is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Avilla Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avilla Beach is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Blacklake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blacklake is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Callender The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Callender is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Cambria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambria is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Cayucos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cayucos is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Creston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creston is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Edna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edna is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Garden Farms The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garden Farms is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Grover Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grover Beach is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Lake Nacimiento The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Nacimiento is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Los Berros The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Berros is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Los Osos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Osos is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Los Ranchos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Ranchos is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Morro Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morro Bay is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Nipomo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nipomo is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Oak Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Shores is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Oceano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oceano is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Paso Robles The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paso Robles are the Paso Robles Housing Authority and Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Pismo Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pismo Beach is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Luis Obispo is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
San Miguel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Miguel is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
San Simeon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Simeon is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Santa Margarita The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Margarita is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Shandon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shandon is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Templeton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Templeton is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Whitley Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitley Gardens is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.
Woodlands The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodlands is the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.