Compton Local Housing Authority

600 N. Alameda, Compton, CA, 90220
(310) 605-3080
Wait List Status

About Compton Local Housing Authority

The Compton Local Housing Authority (LHA) was established in 1969 pursuant to State legislation. On December 1, 1976, the LHA entered into an Annual Contributions Contract with HUD and received allocation of Section 8 Certificate units. The Housing Authority provides assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability status.
To carry out its mission, the LHA operates two programs: the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides monthly rental assistance to participants who want to rent from a private landlord, but cannot afford the full monthly rental payment; and the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, which assists families in creating plans that will lead to economic independence.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Compton Local Housing Authority is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

Program Summary for Compton Local Housing Authority

Compton Local Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Compton Local Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Compton Local Housing Authority administered a total of 803 Section 8 Vouchers. Compton Local Housing Authority currently has Section 8 as its program type. Compton Local Housing Authority is located at 600 N. Alameda, Compton, CA, 90220 and serves the city of Compton. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Compton Local Housing Authority at, (310) 605-3080 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Compton Local Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 11/29/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 803
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Compton Local Housing Authority is currently Open

2016 Income Limits for Los Angeles County, CA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Los Angeles County, CA:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $30,400
  • $34,750
  • $39,100
  • $43,400
  • $46,900
  • $50,350
  • $53,850
  • $57,300
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $18,250
  • $20,850
  • $23,450
  • $26,050
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $48,650
  • $55,600
  • $62,550
  • $69,450
  • $75,050
  • $80,600
  • $86,150
  • $91,700

2017 Fair Market Rents for Los Angeles County, CA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Los Angeles County, CA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$988 $1195 $1545 $2079 $2303

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Paramount Housing Authority Paramount Housing Authority Paramount CA N/A N/A Open 3.63 Miles Contact
South Gate Housing Authority South Gate Housing Authority South Gate CA 654 N/A Open 3.83 Miles Contact
Lakewood Housing Authority Lakewood Housing Authority Lakewood CA N/A N/A Open 6.26 Miles Contact
Hawthorne Housing Authority Hawthorne Housing Authority Hawthorne CA 192 190 Open 7.67 Miles Contact
Torrance Housing Authority Torrance Housing Authority Torrance CA 690 N/A Open 8.21 Miles Contact
Santa Fe Springs Housing Authority Santa Fe Springs Housing Authority Santa Fe Springs CA N/A N/A Open 8.44 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Compton Local Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Los Angeles County Quick Facts

Population: 10,116,705
Persons Per Household: 3.01
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 42.2%
Homeownership Rate: 46.9%
Housing Units: 3,462,202
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,749
Median Household Income: $55,909