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Affordable Housing In Big Bend
Shasta County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Big Bend

Housing Authority Programs
Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Big Bend, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Big Bend, California

Big Bend 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 Bend, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Big Bend, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Big Bend, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,063.

2020 Big Bend, 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 $630 $744 $966 $1,394 $1,696
Payment Standard Range $567 to $693 $670 to $818 $869 to $1,063 $1,255 to $1,533 $1,526 to $1,866

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Big Bend, 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 38.18%
Average Renter Household Size 1.33
Average Household Size 1.58
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $563 ±$238
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 103.7pp
Total Population 94

Population and Household Demographics

Big Bend is a city in Shasta County, California with a population of 94. There are 55 households in the city with an average household size of 1.58 persons. 38.18% of households in Big Bend are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Big Bend

The median gross income for households in Big Bend is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Bend, a household making less than $1,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Bend.

Area Median Income In Big Bend

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 Bend, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shasta County.

In Big Bend, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Bend

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 Bend

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