Affordable Housing In Bear Creek
Merced County, California

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bear Creek, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Bear Creek, California

Bear Creek 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 Bear Creek, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bear Creek, California

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

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

2020 Bear Creek, 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.

Bear Creek, 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 43.04%
Average Renter Household Size 1.21
Average Household Size 2.11
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $588 ±$139
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.18% ± 63.37pp
Total Population 167

Population and Household Demographics

Bear Creek is a City in Merced County, California with a population of 167. There are 79 households in the city with an average household size of 2.11 persons. 43.04% of households in Bear Creek are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bear Creek

The median gross income for households in Bear Creek is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bear Creek, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Bear Creek.1

Area Median Income In Bear Creek

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

In Bear Creek, 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 Bear Creek

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 Bear Creek HUD Rental Assistance in Bear Creek

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