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Affordable Housing In West Covina
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In West Covina

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Covina

The Atrium at West Covina

1829 E Workman Ave
West Covina, California
1-3 BR

The Promenade

1333 W Garvey Ave N
West Covina, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Cameron Park Apartments

929 W. Cameron Ave.
West Covina, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Windwood Apartments

2100 S Lark Ellen Ave
West Covina, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Brookhollow Apartments

2600 S. Azusa Ave.
West Covina, California
1-3 BR

Olive Tree Terrace

721 N Azusa Ave
West Covina, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

West Covina Senior Villas

1842 E Workman Ave
West Covina, California

Lark Ellen Village

1350 E San Bernardino Rd
West Covina, California

Vintage Gardens Senior Apartments

1950 E Badillo St
West Covina, California

Mountain Shadows Apartments

2775 E Valley Blvd
West Covina, California
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Housing Authorities that serve West Covina

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Baldwin Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Covina, California

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 946 affordable apartments for rent in West Covina, California.

Income Based Apartments in West Covina, California

West Covina features 324 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 West Covina, California

There are 622 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Covina.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Covina, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Covina landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in West Covina.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Covina, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 West Covina, 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 $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Covina, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 946
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 324
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.78%
Average Renter Household Size 3.39
Average Household Size 3.47
Median Household Income $69,189 ±$2,771
Median Rent $1,391 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.06% ± 3.66pp
Total Population 107,837

Population and Household Demographics

West Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 107,837. There are 30,816 households in the city with an average household size of 3.47 persons. 34.78% of households in West Covina are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Covina

The median gross income for households in West Covina is $69,189 a year, or $5,766 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,391 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Covina, a household making less than $4,637 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.06% of households who rent are overburdened in West Covina.

Area Median Income In West Covina

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

In West Covina, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 West Covina

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 West Covina

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950