Federally Designated Targeted Areas
What is a Targeted Area?
Areas that are "targeted" by the Federal Government were identified in the 2000 Census as areas in California where 70 percent of the families who live there earn an income that is 80 percent or less than the statewide median income. Forty-five (45) of California's 58 counties have targeted areas - with 37 percent of the areas located in Los Angeles County.
(While cities, counties and other governmental agencies may also have specific areas in their jurisdiction "targeted" for other program purposes, only those census tracts identified by the Federal Government as "targeted" are used for CalHFA's purposes, as it relates to a waiver of the first-time homebuyer requirement, sales price limits and certain income limits.)
How do I locate Targeted Areas in California?
- Use this list of qualified census tracts by county to assist you in finding and viewing maps of the targeted areas within each county. Open the list, and then click on the different tract codes to view a map of each targeted area.
- If you have a street address, you can find the census tract number in which the property is located to compare with the list above by visiting the FFIEC web site