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Affordable Housing In Vista
San Diego County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vista

Cedar

245 Cedar Rd
Vista, California
Income Based
1 BR

Los Robles

1475 Oak Dr.
Vista, California
Income Based
1 BR

North Santa Fe

301 North Santa Fe Avenue
Vista, California
Income Based
1 BR

Paseo Pointe

325 South Santa Fe
Vista, California
Income Based
Studio-3 BR

Cedar Nettleton Apartments

160 Nettleton Rd
Vista, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Rancho Hills

915 Brooktree Ln Apt 115
Vista, California

Oriente House

3081 Oriente Dr
Vista, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Parham House

800 Arcadia Ave
Vista, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Vista House

1768 Monte Mar Rd
Vista, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mitchell House

1736 Anza Ave
Vista, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Vista

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 Vista, California

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 347 affordable apartments for rent in Vista, California.

Income Based Apartments in Vista, California

Vista features 42 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 Vista, California

There are 305 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vista.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vista, California

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

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

2020 Vista, 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.

Vista, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 347
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 42
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.12%
Average Renter Household Size 3.31
Average Household Size 3.14
Median Household Income $50,601 ±$1,360
Median Rent $1,264 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.63% ± 4pp
Total Population 97,564

Population and Household Demographics

Vista is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 97,564. There are 30,451 households in the city with an average household size of 3.14 persons. 52.12% of households in Vista are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vista

The median gross income for households in Vista is $50,601 a year, or $4,217 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,264 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vista, a household making less than $4,213 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Vista.

Area Median Income In Vista

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

In Vista, 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 Vista

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 Vista

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