Affordable Housing In Baker
San Bernardino County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baker

Chdo - Hpi, Baker

57535 Death Valley Rd
Baker, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Baker

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baker, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Baker, California.

Income Based Apartments in Baker, California

Baker 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 Baker, California

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baker.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baker, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baker, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,251 and $1,529.

2021 Baker, 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
Baker, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Baker, California Payment Standard Range $860 to $1,051 $995 to $1,217 $1,251 to $1,529 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,132 to $2,606

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baker, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 3.22
Median Household Income $30,750 ±$14,230
Median Rent $717 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.56% ± 17.45pp
Total Population 831

Population and Household Demographics

Baker is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 831. There are 255 households in the city with an average household size of 3.22 persons. 69.8% of households in Baker are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baker

The median gross income for households in Baker is $30,750 a year, or $2,563 a month. The median rent for the city is $717 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baker, a household making less than $2,390 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Baker.

Area Median Income In Baker

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 Baker, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Baker, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Baker

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 Baker

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baker AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baker AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baker AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450