Costa Mesa, CA Low Income Housing

Costa Mesa, CA Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Costa Mesa, CA

How do I qualify for low income housing in Costa Mesa, CA?
To qualify for low income housing in California, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Costa Mesa, CA

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Costa Mesa, CA, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Costa Mesa, CA. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Costa Mesa, California - Orange County

Studio Apartments $2,113
One Bedroom Apartments $2,539
Two Bedroom Apartments $3,448
Three Bedroom Apartments $4,032

List of Low Income Housing in or near Costa Mesa, CA

Wallace Court Costa Mesa

Wallace Court Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

1955 Wallace Ave
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 673-1221
Orange County

St. John's Manor Costa Mesa

St. John's Manor Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

2031 Orange Ave
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 645-3728
Orange County

South Coast Paularino Costa Mesa

South Coast Paularino Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

801 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA -
(714) 966-9168
Orange County

Park Place Village Costa Mesa

Park Place Village Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

1662 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 646-7804
Orange County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 1038
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Mesa Breeze Apartments Costa Mesa

Mesa Breeze Apartments Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

2345 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 574-3070
Orange County

Costa Mesa Village Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Village Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

2460 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 642-8226
Orange County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): The correct address for this property is 2450 Newport
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Costa Mesa Family Village Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Family Village Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

1981 Wallace Ave
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 650-3063
Orange County

Casa Bella Costa Mesa

Casa Bella Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

1844 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 646-0960
Orange County

Canyon Palms Costa Mesa

Canyon Palms Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

2230 Canyon Dr
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 458-8300
Orange County

Canyon Crest Townhomes Costa Mesa

Canyon Crest Townhomes Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

2178 Canyon Dr
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 722-0289
Orange County

Camden Sea Palms Apartments Costa Mesa

Camden Sea Palms Apartments Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

1850 Whittier Ave
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 646-6787
Orange County

Camden Martinique Costa Mesa

Camden Martinique Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

2855 Pinecreek
Costa Mesa, CA -
(714) 540-5500
Orange County

Bethel Towers Costa Mesa

Bethel Towers Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa

666 W. 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA -
(949) 642-9941
Orange County

Western Developments For Affordable Housing - Costa Mesa

2183 Fairview Rd Ste 108
Costa Mesa, CA - 92627
(949)878-8045
Orange County
Non Profit Apartment

New Foundation Communities - Costa Mesa

253 Hanover Dr
Costa Mesa, CA - 92626
714-721-3651
Orange County
Non Profit Apartment

St. John's Manor - Costa Mesa

2031 Orange Ave
Costa Mesa, CA - 92627
949-645-3728
Orange County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Casa Bella - Costa Mesa

1840 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA - 92627
(323) 231-4174 Ext.
Orange County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Costa Mesa, CA

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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