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Affordable Housing In American Canyon
Napa County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In American Canyon

Vineyard Crossings

202-265 Tapestry Ln
American Canyon, California
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1-4 BR

Valley View Senior Homes

31 Theresa Avenue
American Canyon, California
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Guide To Affordable Housing in American Canyon, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 145 affordable apartments for rent in American Canyon, California.

Income Based Apartments in American Canyon, California

American Canyon 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 American Canyon, California

There are 145 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in American Canyon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in American Canyon, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay American Canyon landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in American Canyon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in American Canyon, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,816 and $2,220.

2021 American Canyon, 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
American Canyon, California Fair Market Rent $1,331 $1,531 $2,018 $2,826 $2,836
American Canyon, California Payment Standard Range $1,198 to $1,464 $1,378 to $1,684 $1,816 to $2,220 $2,543 to $3,109 $2,552 to $3,120

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

American Canyon, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 145
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.55%
Average Renter Household Size 3.44
Average Household Size 3.45
Median Household Income $75,997 ±$6,137
Median Rent $1,589 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.37% ± 8.95pp
Total Population 20,271

Population and Household Demographics

American Canyon is a city in Napa County, California with a population of 20,271. There are 5,851 households in the city with an average household size of 3.45 persons. 25.55% of households in American Canyon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in American Canyon

The median gross income for households in American Canyon is $75,997 a year, or $6,333 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,589 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In American Canyon, a household making less than $5,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.37% of households who rent are overburdened in American Canyon.

Area Median Income In American Canyon

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 American Canyon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Napa County.

In American Canyon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $109,200

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 American Canyon

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 American Canyon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the American Canyon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the American Canyon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the American Canyon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$60,100 $68,650 $77,250 $85,800 $92,700 $99,550 $106,400 $113,300