Affordable Housing In Santa Paula
Ventura County, California

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Paula

Harvard Court Apartments

236 W Harvard Blvd
Santa Paula, California

Cedc - Spla Casa Garcia

200 Garcia St
Santa Paula, California

Villa Rosa Apartments

234 S Steckel Dr
Santa Paula, California

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Paula, California

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 498 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Paula, California.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Paula, California

Santa Paula features 11 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 Paula, California

There are 487 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Paula.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Paula, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Paula landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Santa Paula.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Paula, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,183 and $2,668.

2023 Santa Paula, 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 Paula, California Fair Market Rent $1,703 $2,001 $2,425 $3,368 $3,962
Santa Paula, California Payment Standard Range $1,533 to $1,873 $1,801 to $2,201 $2,183 to $2,668 $3,031 to $3,705 $3,566 to $4,358

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santa Paula, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 498
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.27%
Average Renter Household Size 3.46
Average Household Size 3.50
Median Household Income $52,824 ±$4,569
Median Rent $1,112 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.76% ± 5.58pp
Total Population 30,246

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Paula is a city in Ventura County, California with a population of 30,246. There are 8,614 households in the city with an average household size of 3.50 persons. 42.27% of households in Santa Paula are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Paula

The median gross income for households in Santa Paula is $52,824 a year, or $4,402 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,112 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Paula, a household making less than $3,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Paula.

Area Median Income In Santa Paula

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 Paula, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ventura County.

In Santa Paula, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $115,400

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 Paula

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 Paula

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Paula AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650 $46,650 $49,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Paula AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Paula AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$70,250 $80,300 $90,350 $100,350 $108,400 $116,450 $124,450 $132,500