Rental Housing

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Affordable Rental Complexes

LosVecinosFamilySeveral complexes within Chula Vista offer affordable housing opportunities to qualifying low-income families.  Each of these complexes offer units at various affordability levels. Please contact individual complexes directly for current availability and affordability requirements

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Duetta and Volta Senior Affordable Apartments in Millenia, our newest addition to affordable rental housing in Chula Vista.  Located near the corner of Stylus Street and Orion Boulevard, Duetta and Volta apartments will provide residents an ideal location, with easy access to employment and education opportunities, neighborhood services within Millenia and the other adjacent neighborhoods and direct access to public transportation.  Construction is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2017.  Once completed the project will provide 123 one- and two-bedroom units for seniors, and 87 one- to three-bedroom units for families in five-story buildings surrounding a parking structure.

A lottery was held on May 25, 2017 for Duetta affordable apartments with over 500 applicants.  All applicants who completed the process will be notified of the results of their place on the waiting list by June 2nd.  For more information, please contact the

Duetta Apartments
1715 Orion Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Phone: (619) 796-7250 Temporary Leasing Office
TTY/TDD: 711

Applications are still being accepted for Volta Senior affordable apartments.  Please contact the following to join the interest list:

Volta Senior Apartments  
1734 Solstice Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Phone: (619)796-7250
TTY/TDD: 711

Section 8 Rental Assistance

Named after a section of the National Housing Act, this HUD funded program subsidizes the rents of qualified low-income tenants to affordable levels.  In general, to be eligible for Section 8 housing, a household's income may not exceed 50% of the area median income (AMI) adjusted for household size.  The most common Section 8 assistance today is "tenant-based" and is provided through the Section 8 Certificate and Voucher Programs.

For Chula Vista residents, the Section 8 Program is administered by the County of San Diego Housing Authority.  You may apply in person or online.  If you are interested in learning about portability to or from Chula Vista you must contact the County.

Who to Contact

Housing Authority of the County of San Diego
3989 Ruffin Rd
San Diego CA 92123
TOLL FREE (877) 478-5478 | LOCAL (858) 694-4890

Find a place to live using GoSection8's listing for affordable housing.  

Independent Living

Independent living is sponsored in privately-owned homes or complexes that provide housing typically for adults with mental illness and other disabling health conditions in a shared living environment. They serve residents that do not need medication oversight, are able to function without supervision, and live independently.

Who to Contact

Independent Living Association Directory

Landlord-Tenant Resources

Whether renting a room, an apartment, a house, or a duplex, the relationship between a renter and the property owner is governed by federal and state laws.  If a problem occurs, the renter and property owner should try to resolve the problem by open communication and discussion. Any issues that come up are resolved as matter by two private parties. The City of Chula Vista does not enforce federal and state laws related to landlord-tenant issues.

Resources for both tenants and landlords focus on California laws:

Fair Housing

If you believe you been a victim of illegal discrimination or have questions regarding landlord/tenant disputes visit our Fair Housing page.

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