Affordable Apartments and Homes

The City achieves affordable housing units in a variety of ways, such as providing assistance in the development of the units, or as a result of local or state requirements. The units are often located in communities, where there is a mix of affordable and market rate units, and are not guaranteed to be affordable for everyone.

Due to limited availability and increased need for affordable housing, each of the apartment communities typically has a waiting list. The following table shows the City’s affordable apartments. Interested households are encouraged to contact the communities individually to determine the eligibility criteria and waitlist information.



Number of Affordable Units



Contact Information

Cantebria Senior Apartments

645 Via Cantebria


1 Bedroom

50% AMI

(760) 436-1989

Pacifico Encinitas

1100 Garden View Rd


1, 2, & 3 Bedroom

50% & 80% AMI

(760) 635-3760

Iris Apartments

639-643 N. Vulcan Ave


2 & 3 Bedroom

30% - 60% AMI

[email protected]

Su Casa Apartments

620 Melba Rd


1,2 & 3 Bedroom

60% AMI

(760) 436-3209

Esperanza Garden Apartments

920 Regal Rd


2, 3, & 4 Bedroom

80% AMI

(760) 476-9860

Pacific Pines Apartments

S. El Camino Real


1 & 2 Bedroom

50% - 80% AMI

(760) 591-9737

Manchester Apartments

2074 Manchester Ave


2 Bedroom

60% AMI

[email protected]

Second Street Apartments

850-856 Second St.


1 & 3 Bedroom

65% AMI

[email protected]

Boathouse Apartments

730 Third St


Studio & 1 Bedroom

50% & 80% AMI

(760) 635-1405

 Area Median Income (AMI). Income limits are published annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


New Affordable Housing

In addition to multi-family affordable units, occasionally, affordable homes are available for rent as a part of a new subdivision. Typically, these are single-family homes that are made available through the city’s inclusionary housing program or the state’s density bonus housing program. Within the program requirements, the developer performs the marketing, establishes the rent price, creates and maintains an interest list, and determines qualified applicants. The City performs an oversight role in ensuring compliance of the affordability requirements. The table below provides information on rental affordable housing opportunities that may be available in the near future. As new projects and/or contact information becomes available, this table will be updated.


Number of Affordable Units

Estimated Project Completion




Contact Information

Fox Point Farms  40 TBD Shea Homes Various 50% AMI  


 1    12 month lease; available 9/30/2022   3 bed / 2 bath     50% AMI  [email protected]