Affordable Housing In Tustin
Orange County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tustin

Westchester Park

1602 Nisson Rd
Tustin, California
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1-3 BR

Flanders Pointe Apartments

15520 Tustin Village Way
Tustin, California
1-2 BR

Tustin Gardens

275 East 6th Street
Tustin, California
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1 BR

Coventry Court Luxury Senior Apartments

16000 Cambridge Street
Tustin, California

Heritage Place at Tustin

1101 Sycamore Ave
Tustin, California

Hampton Square Apartments

16331 McFadden Ave
Tustin, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Tustin

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tustin, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 751 affordable apartments for rent in Tustin, California.

Income Based Apartments in Tustin, California

Tustin features 101 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 Tustin, California

There are 650 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tustin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tustin, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tustin landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Tustin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tustin, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Tustin, 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
Tustin, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Tustin, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tustin, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 751
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 101
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.45%
Average Renter Household Size 3.18
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $71,897 ±$2,783
Median Rent $1,543 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.96% ± 3.36pp
Total Population 78,787

Population and Household Demographics

Tustin is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 78,787. There are 25,340 households in the city with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 49.45% of households in Tustin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tustin

The median gross income for households in Tustin is $71,897 a year, or $5,991 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,543 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tustin, a household making less than $5,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Tustin.

Area Median Income In Tustin

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 Tustin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Tustin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Tustin

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 Tustin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tustin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tustin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tustin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000