Affordable Housing In West Hollywood
Los Angeles County,
20 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Hollywood
Housing Authorities that serve West Hollywood
|Los Angeles County Development Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Housing Authority of the City of West Hollywood||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California
There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,236 affordable apartments for rent in West Hollywood, California.
Income Based Apartments in West Hollywood, California
West Hollywood features 565 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 Hollywood, California
There are 671 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Hollywood.
Housing Choice Vouchers in West Hollywood, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Hollywood landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in West Hollywood.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Hollywood, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.
2020 West Hollywood, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
West Hollywood, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||20|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,236|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||565|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||79.92%|
|Average Renter Household Size||1.57|
|Average Household Size||1.59|
|Median Household Income||$56,317 ±$4,515|
|Median Rent||$1,399 ±$30|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.38% ± 4.12pp|
Population and Household Demographics
West Hollywood is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 35,332. There are 22,077 households in the city with an average household size of 1.59 persons. 79.92% of households in West Hollywood are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in West Hollywood
The median gross income for households in West Hollywood is $56,317 a year, or $4,693 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,399 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Hollywood, a household making less than $4,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.38% of households who rent are overburdened in West Hollywood.1
Area Median Income In West Hollywood
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 Hollywood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.
In West Hollywood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100
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 Hollywood
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 West Hollywood HUD Rental Assistance in West Hollywood
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$21,950||$25,050||$28,200||$31,300||$33,850||$36,350||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$36,550||$41,800||$47,000||$52,200||$56,400||$60,600||$64,750||$68,950|
|80% of Median||$58,450||$66,800||$75,150||$83,500||$90,200||$96,900||$103,550||$110,250|