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Affordable Housing In Alturas
Modoc County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alturas

El Rancho Apartments

400 and 401 East 12th St
Alturas, California
$350-403
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Modoc West Apartments

310 W 2nd St
Alturas, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Alturas Meadows Apartments

506 E 12th St, Ofc
Alturas, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Alturas Gardens

310 E McDowell Ave
Alturas, California
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Alturas

Housing Authority Programs
Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alturas, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 139 affordable apartments for rent in Alturas, California.

Income Based Apartments in Alturas, California

Alturas features 124 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 Alturas, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alturas, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alturas, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2020 Alturas, 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 $520 $585 $770 $1,062 $1,228
Payment Standard Range $468 to $572 $527 to $644 $693 to $847 $956 to $1,168 $1,105 to $1,351

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alturas, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 139
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 124
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.32%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $29,730 ±$6,658
Median Rent $705 ±$202
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.41% ± 18.35pp
Total Population 2,660

Population and Household Demographics

Alturas is a city in Modoc County, California with a population of 2,660. There are 1,279 households in the city with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 34.32% of households in Alturas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alturas

The median gross income for households in Alturas is $29,730 a year, or $2,478 a month. The median rent for the city is $705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alturas, a household making less than $2,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Alturas.

Area Median Income In Alturas

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 Alturas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Modoc County.

In Alturas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,200

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 Alturas

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 Alturas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800