Affordable Housing In Atwater
Merced County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atwater

Kings Crosssing

1191 Willow St
Atwater, CA
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1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+
Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing

Scattered Sites

1025 Cameo Ct
Atwater, CA
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Housing Authorities that serve Atwater

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Atwater, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 152 affordable apartments for rent in Atwater, California.

Income Based Apartments in Atwater, California

Atwater features 152 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 Atwater, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Atwater, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atwater landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Atwater.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atwater, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2020 Atwater, 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 $651 $782 $947 $1,366 $1,652
Payment Standard Range $586 to $716 $704 to $860 $852 to $1,042 $1,229 to $1,503 $1,487 to $1,817

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Atwater, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 152
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 152
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.25%
Average Renter Household Size 3.27
Average Household Size 3.17
Median Household Income $41,414 ±$2,830
Median Rent $888 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.52% ± 6.29pp
Total Population 28,858

Population and Household Demographics

Atwater is a City in Merced County, California with a population of 28,858. There are 9,060 households in the city with an average household size of 3.17 persons. 51.25% of households in Atwater are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Atwater

The median gross income for households in Atwater is $41,414 a year, or $3,451 a month. The median rent for the city is $888 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atwater, a household making less than $2,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Atwater.1

Area Median Income In Atwater

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 Atwater, the AMI is calculated from all households within Merced County.

In Atwater, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Atwater

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 Atwater HUD Rental Assistance in Atwater

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450