Affordable Housing In Ashland
Alameda County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Ashland

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ashland, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Ashland, California

Ashland 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 Ashland, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ashland, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ashland landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Ashland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ashland, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,015 and $2,463.

2020 Ashland, 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 $1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720
Payment Standard Range $1,339 to $1,637 $1,627 to $1,989 $2,015 to $2,463 $2,738 to $3,346 $3,348 to $4,092

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ashland, 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 69.43%
Average Renter Household Size 3.10
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $45,621 ±$3,795
Median Rent $1,178 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.14% ± 7.07pp
Total Population 24,226

Population and Household Demographics

Ashland is a City in Alameda County, California with a population of 24,226. There are 7,536 households in the city with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 69.43% of households in Ashland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ashland

The median gross income for households in Ashland is $45,621 a year, or $3,802 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,178 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ashland, a household making less than $3,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Ashland.1

Area Median Income In Ashland

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 Ashland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alameda County.

In Ashland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,700

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 Ashland

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 Ashland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
80% of Median $69,000 $78,850 $88,700 $98,550 $106,450 $114,350 $122,250 $130,100