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Affordable Housing In Whittier
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Whittier

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

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Whittier

Mosaic Gardens at Whittier

12524 Philadelphia St
Whittier, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Seasons senior Apartments At The Hoover

7035 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, California
Income Based
1 BR

Whispering Fountains At Whittier

12251 Washington Blvd
Whittier, California
1-2 BR

William Penn Manor

7025 Friends Ave
Whittier, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

TELACU Villa Hermosa

13679 Telegraph Rd
Whittier, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sunshine Terrace

10800 Laurel Ave
Whittier, California
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Whittier Lutheran Towers

7215 Bright Ave
Whittier, California

Leffingwell Manor

11410 Santa Gertrudes Ave
Whittier, California

Subsidized Housing Corporation 28

11481 Walnut St
Whittier, California

Whittier Springs

8218 Santa Fe Springs Rd
Whittier, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Whittier

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whittier, California

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 545 affordable apartments for rent in Whittier, California.

Income Based Apartments in Whittier, California

Whittier features 419 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 Whittier, California

There are 126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Whittier.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whittier, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whittier, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 Whittier, 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
Whittier, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Whittier, 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 research.

Whittier, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 545
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 419
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $66,457 ±$3,271
Median Rent $1,232 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.69% ± 3.43pp
Total Population 86,688

Population and Household Demographics

Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 86,688. There are 27,525 households in the city with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 43.06% of households in Whittier are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whittier

The median gross income for households in Whittier is $66,457 a year, or $5,538 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,232 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whittier, a household making less than $4,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Whittier.

Area Median Income In Whittier

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

In Whittier, 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 Whittier

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 Whittier

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Whittier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Whittier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Whittier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950