Affordable Housing In South Whittier
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In South Whittier

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

Housing Authorities that serve South Whittier

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in South Whittier, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in South Whittier, California.

Income Based Apartments in South Whittier, California

South Whittier features 0 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 South Whittier, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Whittier.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Whittier, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South Whittier landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in South Whittier.

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

2020 South Whittier, 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.

South Whittier, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.01%
Average Renter Household Size 3.95
Average Household Size 3.90
Median Household Income $62,592 ±$2,441
Median Rent $1,296 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.13% ± 4.44pp
Total Population 59,358

Population and Household Demographics

South Whittier is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 59,358. There are 15,153 households in the city with an average household size of 3.90 persons. 36.01% of households in South Whittier are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Whittier

The median gross income for households in South Whittier is $62,592 a year, or $5,216 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,296 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Whittier, a household making less than $4,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.13% of households who rent are overburdened in South Whittier.1

Area Median Income In South Whittier

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

In South Whittier, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100

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 South Whittier

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 South Whittier

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
80% of Median $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250