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Affordable Housing In Spring Valley
San Diego County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Spring Valley

Spring Villa Apartments

8768 Jamacha Rd
Spring Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers

Jamacha Glen Apartments

8890 Jamacha Rd
Spring Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers

San Martin De Porres Apartments 99 - 017 Add Credit

9119 Jamacha Rd
Spring Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers

Maac - St Martin De Porres

1000 Kempton St
Spring Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers

Spring Valley Apartments

8885 Orville St
Spring Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Spring Valley

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 Spring Valley, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 594 affordable apartments for rent in Spring Valley, California.

Income Based Apartments in Spring Valley, California

Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley, California

There are 594 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spring Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spring Valley, California

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

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

2020 Spring Valley, 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.

Spring Valley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 594
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.42%
Average Renter Household Size 3.56
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $62,356 ±$4,333
Median Rent $1,439 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.66% ± 7.03pp
Total Population 30,392

Population and Household Demographics

Spring Valley is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 30,392. There are 9,497 households in the city with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 40.42% of households in Spring Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spring Valley

The median gross income for households in Spring Valley is $62,356 a year, or $5,196 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,439 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spring Valley, a household making less than $4,797 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Spring Valley.

Area Median Income In Spring Valley

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

In Spring Valley, 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 Spring Valley

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 Spring Valley

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