Affordable Housing In Santa Ana
Orange County, California

Waiting List Openings In Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Santa Ana Housing Authority will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from May 2, 2022 until May 31, 2022.

How to Apply for the Santa Ana, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Ana

Heroes Landing

3312 W. First St
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
VASH Welcome
Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome

Andalucia Apartments

815 N Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
3 BR

Santa Ana Arts Collective Apartments

1666 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

The Orchard

2151 E. First St
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
VASH Welcome
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome

Metro East Senior Park

2222 East First St
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+

Vista Del Rio

1600 W Memory Ln
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Sullivan Manor Apartments

2516 W 1st St
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

The Depot at Santiago Apartments

923 N Santiago St
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Grove Park Apartments

12630 Westminister Ave. Suite #D
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Flower Terrace Apartments

1401 N Flower St
Santa Ana, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Santa Ana, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Santa Ana, California

Housing Authority Programs
Santa Ana Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, California

There are 45 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,909 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Ana, California.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana features 723 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 Santa Ana, California

There are 2,186 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Ana.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Ana, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Ana landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Santa Ana.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Ana, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,092 and $2,556.

2022 Santa Ana, 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
Santa Ana, California Fair Market Rent $1,716 $1,905 $2,324 $3,178 $3,674
Santa Ana, California Payment Standard Range $1,544 to $1,888 $1,715 to $2,096 $2,092 to $2,556 $2,860 to $3,496 $3,307 to $4,041

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Santa Ana, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 2,909
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 723
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.9%
Average Renter Household Size 4.35
Average Household Size 4.40
Median Household Income $52,253 ±$859
Median Rent $1,310 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 63.4% ± 2.1pp
Total Population 333,268

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Ana is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 333,268. There are 74,757 households in the city with an average household size of 4.40 persons. 54.9% of households in Santa Ana are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Ana

The median gross income for households in Santa Ana is $52,253 a year, or $4,354 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,310 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Ana, a household making less than $4,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Ana.

Area Median Income In Santa Ana

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 Santa Ana, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Santa Ana, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,100

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 Santa Ana

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 Santa Ana

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Ana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Ana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,450 $54,200 $61,000 $67,750 $73,200 $78,600 $84,050 $89,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Ana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,900 $86,750 $97,600 $108,400 $117,100 $125,750 $134,450 $143,100