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Affordable Housing In Avenal
Kings County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Avenal

Villa Esperanza

500 E Alpine St
Avenal, California
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2-4 BR

Wien Manor Apartments

505 S Corcoran Ave
Avenal, California
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1-3 BR

Arroyo del Camino

801 S. Corcoran Avenue
Avenal, California
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2-4 BR

Pleasant Valley Manor Apartments

1017 Dome St
Avenal, California
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1-2 BR

El Palmar Family Apartments

1112 E. Whitney Ave.
Avenal, California
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1-3 BR

Hearthstone Village

1217 S 7th Ave
Avenal, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Avenal

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Avenal, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 364 affordable apartments for rent in Avenal, California.

Income Based Apartments in Avenal, California

Avenal features 80 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 Avenal, California

There are 284 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Avenal.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Avenal, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Avenal, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $958 and $1,170.

2020 Avenal, 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 $841 $861 $1,064 $1,535 $1,647
Payment Standard Range $757 to $925 $775 to $947 $958 to $1,170 $1,382 to $1,689 $1,482 to $1,812

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Avenal, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 364
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.55%
Average Renter Household Size 4.02
Average Household Size 4.11
Median Household Income $32,432 ±$4,367
Median Rent $715 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.38% ± 13.97pp
Total Population 14,154

Population and Household Demographics

Avenal is a city in Kings County, California with a population of 14,154. There are 2,156 households in the city with an average household size of 4.11 persons. 54.55% of households in Avenal are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Avenal

The median gross income for households in Avenal is $32,432 a year, or $2,703 a month. The median rent for the city is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Avenal, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Avenal.

Area Median Income In Avenal

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 Avenal, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kings County.

In Avenal, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Avenal

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 Avenal

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