Affordable Housing In Alta Sierra
Nevada County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Alta Sierra

Housing Authority Programs
Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alta Sierra, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Alta Sierra, California.

Income Based Apartments in Alta Sierra, California

Alta Sierra features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Alta Sierra, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alta Sierra.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alta Sierra, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alta Sierra landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Alta Sierra.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alta Sierra, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 Alta Sierra, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $856 $998 $1,314 $1,896 $2,052
Payment Standard Range $770 to $942 $898 to $1,098 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,706 to $2,086 $1,847 to $2,257

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alta Sierra, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $61,167 ±$9,442
Median Rent $1,444 ±$113
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.48% ± 17.49pp
Total Population 6,624

Population and Household Demographics

Alta Sierra is a City in Nevada County, California with a population of 6,624. There are 2,858 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 16.76% of households in Alta Sierra are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alta Sierra

The median gross income for households in Alta Sierra is $61,167 a year, or $5,097 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,444 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alta Sierra, a household making less than $4,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Alta Sierra.1

Area Median Income In Alta Sierra

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Alta Sierra, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nevada County.

In Alta Sierra, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Alta Sierra

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Alta Sierra

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150