Affordable Housing In Torrance
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Torrance

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Torrance

Denker House

20902 Denker Ave
Torrance, California

Golden West Towers

3510 Maricopa St
Torrance, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Jci Gardens

2000 W 162nd St
Torrance, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Caribou House

4226 W 231st St
Torrance, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Scalabrini House

22410 Evalyn Ave
Torrance, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Accessible Apartments No 2

22520 Ocean Ave
Torrance, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hope Condos

940 W Carson St
Torrance, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Coleman Court

1421 Cravens Ave
Torrance, California

Harbor - Gateway Project

1435 W 223rd Street
Torrance, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Torrance, 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 Torrance, California

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Torrance Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Torrance, California

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 447 affordable apartments for rent in Torrance, California.

Income Based Apartments in Torrance, California

Torrance features 328 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 Torrance, California

There are 119 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Torrance.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Torrance, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Torrance, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Torrance, 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
Torrance, California Fair Market Rent $1,384 $1,604 $2,044 $2,693 $2,933
Torrance, California Payment Standard Range $1,246 to $1,522 $1,444 to $1,764 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,424 to $2,962 $2,640 to $3,226

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Torrance, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 447
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 328
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $79,549 ±$2,479
Median Rent $1,473 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.73% ± 2.72pp
Total Population 147,589

Population and Household Demographics

Torrance is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 147,589. There are 55,377 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 44.87% of households in Torrance are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Torrance

The median gross income for households in Torrance is $79,549 a year, or $6,629 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,473 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Torrance, a household making less than $4,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Torrance.

Area Median Income In Torrance

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

In Torrance, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Torrance

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 Torrance

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Torrance AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Torrance AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Torrance AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,250 $75,700 $85,150 $94,600 $102,200 $109,750 $117,350 $124,900