California

California

State in United States


California has a land area of 155,812.8 square miles and a water area of 7,837.9 square miles. It is the 3rd largest state by area. California is bordered by Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.

Population and People

  • Total Population

    39,237,836
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Average Age

    37.6 Year
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Senior Population (65 years and older)

    5,964,526
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Veterans

    4.4%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Income and Poverty

  • Median Household Income

    $121,125
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Poverty

    20%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Employment and Labor Force

  • Total Eligible Employment Population

    31,350,998
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Unemployed

    5.3%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Housing

  • Housing Units

    13,429,063
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Median Gross Rent (in dollars)

    $1,750
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Gross Rent vs Percentage of Household Income: Less Than 30% Household Income

    47.3%
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Gross Rent vs Percentage of Household Income: 30% or More of Household Income

    52.7%
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Median Home Price (in dollars)

    $648,100
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Renter Rate

    5,926,357
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Homeownership Rate

    7,502,706
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Health

  • Disabled

    11.2%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is on its mission to provide decent and affordable housing to Americans with low-income. Within the United States there are 10 different geographical regions that HUD has been divided into. Depending on where your state is located you would be zoned to one of these Regional Offices. To find your Regional office: Affordable Housing411 Regional Office Page.

Within these Regional Offices zones there are 54 different Field Offices. Again, depending on your location you will be zoned to a particular Field Office. To Find Your Field Office visit: Affordable Housing411 Field Offices Page.

Lastly locally there are almost 4,000 Local Housing Authorities Offices. To find your local office visit: Affordable Housing411 Public Housing Authority Page

Each State or area can have different income limits and eligibility requirements. We recommend you contact your local housing authority for specific income guidelines.

The State of California is located in San Francisco Regional Office. Within California there are . Throughout California there are 97 Public Housing Authority Offices.

We at Affordable Housing 411, have gathered all the contact information for all of HUD’s Offices. We want to be an advocate for those in need of affordable housing.

FIELD OFFICES HUD: CALIFORNIA

REGIONAL OFFICE HUD: CALIFORNIA

TANF OFFICE HUD: CALIFORNIA

LIHEAP OFFICE HUD: CALIFORNIA

LIHWAP OFFICE HUD: CALIFORNIA

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RENTAL HELP: CALIFORNIA

Housing Is Key
Information and resources for California renters, landlords, and homeowners, covering topics on COVID-19 Rent Relief, Eviction Protection, and Homeowner Assistance can be found on California’s Housing is Key site.

California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
The California COVID-19 Rent Relief program is designed to help income eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Funding for this program comes from federal rental assistance. For additional information or for eligibility and application help, you may wish to call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at (833) 430-2122 or visit online here.

Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

For questions about HUD rental programs, including Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers, contact our Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Resource Center:

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HOMEOWNERSHIP: CALIFORNIA

Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. Here are some resources that can help you buy, maintain and keep your home.

Getting Started

Buying a Home

Owning and Maintaining Your Home

Population by Age Range in California

Age and Sex

37.6 +/- 0.1

Median Age in California

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Age and Sex

37.6 +/- 0.1
Median Age in California
38.8 +/- 0.1
Median Age in United States

Population by Age Range in California

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Older Population by Age Range in California

Older Population

15.20 +/- 0.1

65 Years and Older in California

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Older Population

15.20 +/- 0.1
65 Years and Older in California
16.8 +/- 0.1
65 Years and Older in United States

Older Population by Age in California

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Veterans in California

Veterans

4.40 +/- 0.1

Veterans in California

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Veterans

4.40 +/- 0.1
Veterans in California
6.4 +/- 0.1
Veterans in United States

Veterans in California

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Median Household Income in California

Median Household Income

$84,907 +/- $542

Median Household Income in California

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Median Household Income

$84,907 +/- $542
Median Household Income in California
$69,717 +/- $134
Median Household Income in United States

Median Household Income in California

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Poverty in California

Poverty

12.30 +/- 0.2

Poverty in California

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Poverty

12.30 +/- 0.2
Poverty in California
12.8 +/- 0.1
Poverty in United States

Poverty in California

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Educational Attainment in California

Educational Attainment

36.20 +/- 0.2

Educational Attainment in California

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Educational Attainment

36.20 +/- 0.2
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in California
35.0 +/- 0.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in United States

Educational Attainment in California

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Employment and Labor Force Status in California

Employment rate

57.60% +/- 0.1%

Employment rate in California

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Employment rate

57.60% +/- 0.1%
Employment rate in California
58.6% +/- 0.1%
Employment rate in United States

HUD MAILING LISTS: CALIFORNIA

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Los Angeles Community Planning and Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Partners This list will be used to disseminate new information about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs as it becomes available including local information bulletins. Notifications will make people aware of Good Stories and share successes with Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs within the region.

Los Angeles Community Planning and Development Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAPS) Partners This list will be used to disseminate new information about the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAPS) as it becomes available including sending out local information bulletins. Notifications will make people aware of Good Stories and share successes with the SNAPS Program within the region.

Los Angeles Minority Business Enterprise The purpose of this list is to notify grantees of MBE Info Bulletins, yearly due dates, and Section 3 updates.

Northern California Multifamily Owners and Management Agents This mailing list is an automatic and easy way for management companies and property owners to stay informed of what is happening in Northern California. The Multifamily West Region will use this mailing list to send local notices and announcements to management companies and owners doing business with HUD in Northern California.

Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Pacific Islands Environmental Mailing List This list is for HUD grantees and their associates in Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands, who have responsibility for preparing environmental reviews to achieve compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 24 CFR Part 58. The environmental review information distributed will include announcements of upcoming training opportunities, updated recommended formats, and policy updates.

Region IX HUDLines A newsletter from the San Francisco Regional Office, featuring news and exciting information about Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada’s housing and community development efforts.

San Francisco Community Planning and Development Competitive Grantees This list will be used to disseminate information to our competitive grantees (primarily homeless providers, including nonprofit organizations, housing authorities, and local units of government). The primary purpose is to provide a means of quickly disseminating information regarding upcoming training opportunities, funding opportunities, and important policy and reporting issues. The information provided will be relevant to HUD San Francisco’s San Francisco Community Planning and Development Community Development jurisdiction. Questions about joining this closed list? Email us.

San Francisco Community Planning and Development Formula Grantees This list will be used to disseminate information to our formula grantees (e.g., states, counties, and cities.) The primary purpose is to provide a means of quickly disseminating information regarding upcoming training opportunities, funding opportunities, and important policy and reporting issues. The information provided will be relevant to HUD San Francisco’s San Francisco Community Planning and Development Community Development jurisdiction. Questions about joining this closed list? Email us.

Southern California Environmental Assistance The Los Angeles Field Environmental Officer will use this as a means of sending notifications of HUD sponsored environmental training, Part 58 environmental policy updates and memorandums of understanding (MOU’s), to HUD grantees with National Environmental Act Policy (NEPA) responsibilities as a condition of receiving HUD funding for a project.

Southern California HUD Multifamily Property Management Companies and Owners This mailing list is an automatic and easy way for management companies and property owners to stay informed of what is happening in Southern California. The Multifamily West Region will use this mailing list to send local notices and announcements to management companies and owners doing business with HUD in Southern California.

Southwest Office of Native American Programs: All Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities This mailing list will be used to share HUD-Southwest Office of Native American Programs (SWONAP) program information, training opportunities, or activities in the Southwest region with Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) and other interested parties.

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Last Updated: August 23, 2023