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Affordable Housing In West Hollywood
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In West Hollywood

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

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Hollywood

Sierra Bonita Apartments

7530 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, California

Lexington Apartments ( La Preservation III )

7518 Lexington Ave
West Hollywood, California

Havenhurst Apartments

1435 Havenhurst Dr
West Hollywood, California

Harper Avenue Partners

1276 N Harper Ave
West Hollywood, California

West Knoll Et Al Palm

959 Palm Ave
West Hollywood, California

Gardner Senior Apartments

908 N Gardner St
West Hollywood, California

Harper Community Apartments

1260 N Harper Ave
West Hollywood, California

Home Development Chdo Palm Court

976 Palm Ave
West Hollywood, California

Development - 1212 Detroit St

1212 N Detroit St
West Hollywood, California

Development 1151 - 55 Detroit St

1151 N Detroit St
West Hollywood, California

Housing Authorities that serve West Hollywood

Housing Authority Programs
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 $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 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 $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
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 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
Total Population 35,332

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.

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 $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 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 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 $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