Chicano Federation

We provide affordable housing for families, seniors and people with disabilities.

Smiling Seniors

To apply please contact the complexes below

The Chicano Federation is committed to creating and preserving affordable housing opportunities for families, seniors, and people with disabilities who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing in San Diego County.

Through our own property management operation, Chicano Federation owns and manages 9 housing complexes in the county. Please call the property of your choice to make sure there is availability. You can also download and print the application and take it to your property of choice. Below is a list of Chicano Federation’s affordable housing complexes.

Applicant Information

Apply to live in one of our communities

To contact the housing department: rojasg@chicanofederation.org

Below is a summary of the qualifying eligibility and screening criteria. Applicants may be asked to present other types of information at the time of their screening interview for final approval. The screening and eligibility criteria ensures all tenants admitted to the property will abide by the terms of the lease, pay rent on time and take care of the property and the unit and allow all residents to peacefully enjoy their homes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Application must include one person 62 years of age or older.
  • Household incomes must meet existing area median income guidelines for household size.
  • Applicants must meet occupancy guidelines of a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom.

Screening Criteria

  • Verifiable household income must be 1.5 times the offered rent.
  • Applicant must have 3 years of verifiable rental references.
  • Credit report must have a score of at least 650.
  • Criminal reports with any evidence of violence, sexual offences, drug or other controlled substance abuse will be grounds for non-approval.
  • All household applicants for Vista Serena must present a valid Social Security card and/or other proof of eligibility for government assistance.

Vista Serena

Vista Serena

3155 L Street
San Diego
21 units for senior or disabled citizens
(619) 237-1170


Barrio Senior Villas

Barrio Senior Villas

2322 Newton Avenue
San Diego
11 units for senior or disabled citizens
(619) 702-6595


Park Place Apartments

 4033 33rd Street

4033 33rd Street
San Diego
30 units for senior or disabled citizens
(619) 281-0021