Affordable Housing In West Covina
Los Angeles County,
10 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Covina
Housing Authorities that serve West Covina
|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 $1,852 and $2,264.
2021 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|
|West Covina, California Fair Market Rent||$1,369||$1,605||$2,058||$2,735||$2,982|
|West Covina, California Payment Standard Range||$1,232 to $1,506||$1,445 to $1,766||$1,852 to $2,264||$2,462 to $3,009||$2,684 to $3,280|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Covina AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Covina AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Covina AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.