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Affordable Housing In Thousand Palms
Riverside County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Thousand Palms

Shangri La Palms, Phase IV

14 Scattered Sites
Thousand Palms, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Thousand Palms

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Thousand Palms, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 17 affordable apartments for rent in Thousand Palms, California.

Income Based Apartments in Thousand Palms, California

Thousand Palms 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 Thousand Palms, California

There are 17 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Thousand Palms.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Thousand Palms, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Thousand Palms landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Thousand Palms.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Thousand Palms, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,160 and $1,418.

2020 Thousand Palms, 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 $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216
Payment Standard Range $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,994 to $2,438

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Thousand Palms, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 17
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.55
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $42,727 ±$5,027
Median Rent $1,153 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.82% ± 17.62pp
Total Population 8,222

Population and Household Demographics

Thousand Palms is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 8,222. There are 2,845 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 28.86% of households in Thousand Palms are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Thousand Palms

The median gross income for households in Thousand Palms is $42,727 a year, or $3,561 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,153 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Thousand Palms, a household making less than $3,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Thousand Palms.

Area Median Income In Thousand Palms

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 Thousand Palms, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Thousand Palms, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Thousand Palms

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 Thousand Palms

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% of Median $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550