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Affordable Housing In Santa Clarita
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Santa Clarita

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

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Clarita

Canyon Country Senior Apartments

18701 Flying Tiger Drive
Santa Clarita, California
1-2 BR

Valencia Villa

25857 Singing Hills Drive
Santa Clarita, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Bouquet Canyon Senior

26705 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Canterbury Village

23420 Avenida Rotella
Santa Clarita, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Larc Homes

24624 Apple St
Santa Clarita, California
Disabled Supportive Housing

Newehall Terrace

24377 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Santa Clarita

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Clarita, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 676 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Clarita, California.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Clarita, California

Santa Clarita features 146 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 Clarita, California

There are 530 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Clarita.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Clarita, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Clarita landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Santa Clarita.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Clarita, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Santa Clarita, 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 $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santa Clarita, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 676
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.5%
Average Renter Household Size 3.06
Average Household Size 3.01
Median Household Income $83,554 ±$1,614
Median Rent $1,602 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.14% ± 3.16pp
Total Population 179,950

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Clarita is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 179,950. There are 59,247 households in the city with an average household size of 3.01 persons. 32.5% of households in Santa Clarita are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Clarita

The median gross income for households in Santa Clarita is $83,554 a year, or $6,963 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,602 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Clarita, a household making less than $5,340 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Clarita.

Area Median Income In Santa Clarita

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

In Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita

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 Clarita

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950