Affordable Housing In Big Bear City
San Bernardino County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Big Bear City

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 Big Bear City, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Big Bear City, California

Big Bear City 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 Big Bear City, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Big Bear City, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Big Bear City landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Big Bear City.

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

2021 Big Bear City, 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
Big Bear City, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Big Bear City, 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.

Big Bear City, 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 38.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $44,024 ±$5,196
Median Rent $1,011 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.11% ± 9.1pp
Total Population 13,535

Population and Household Demographics

Big Bear City is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 13,535. There are 5,406 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 38.66% of households in Big Bear City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Big Bear City

The median gross income for households in Big Bear City is $44,024 a year, or $3,669 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,011 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Bear City, a household making less than $3,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Bear City.

Area Median Income In Big Bear City

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 Big Bear City, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Big Bear City, 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 Big Bear City

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 Big Bear City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Big Bear City 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 Big Bear City 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 Big Bear City 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