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Affordable Housing In Santee
San Diego County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santee

Woodglen Vista Apartments

10450 N Magnolia Ave
Santee, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Laurel Park Senior Apartments

10122 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Carlton Country Club Villas

9345 Carlton Oaks Dr
Santee, California
Subsidized

Shadow Hill Apartments

11017 Woodside Ave
Santee, California

Santee Woodside Ave Taffy Lane Apartments

11050 Taffy Ln
Santee, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Santee

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santee, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 614 affordable apartments for rent in Santee, California.

Income Based Apartments in Santee, California

Santee features 318 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 Santee, California

There are 296 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santee, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santee, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.

2020 Santee, 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 $1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576
Payment Standard Range $1,264 to $1,544 $1,409 to $1,723 $1,833 to $2,241 $2,605 to $3,183 $3,218 to $3,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Santee, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 614
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 318
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $76,104 ±$2,619
Median Rent $1,400 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.25% ± 3.73pp
Total Population 56,255

Population and Household Demographics

Santee is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 56,255. There are 19,364 households in the city with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 30.25% of households in Santee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santee

The median gross income for households in Santee is $76,104 a year, or $6,342 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,400 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santee, a household making less than $4,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Santee.

Area Median Income In Santee

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 Santee, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Santee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 Santee

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 Santee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
50% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250
80% of Median $64,700 $73,950 $83,200 $92,400 $99,800 $107,200 $114,600 $122,000