Affordable Housing In Buellton
Santa Barbara County, California

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Buellton where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 12 affordable apartments in Buellton that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Buellton, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Buellton. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Buellton.

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Buellton, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Buellton.

Buellton, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Buellton, California

Buellton 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 Buellton, California

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buellton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buellton, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Buellton landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Buellton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buellton, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,400 and $2,934.

2023 Buellton, 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
Buellton, California Fair Market Rent $2,040 $2,350 $2,667 $3,520 $4,001
Buellton, California Payment Standard Range $1,836 to $2,244 $2,115 to $2,585 $2,400 to $2,934 $3,168 to $3,872 $3,601 to $4,401

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Buellton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $71,667 ±$9,860
Median Rent $1,326 ±$306
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.41% ± 19.59pp
Total Population 4,977

Population and Household Demographics

Buellton is a city in Santa Barbara County, California with a population of 4,977. There are 1,860 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 22.74% of households in Buellton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buellton

The median gross income for households in Buellton is $71,667 a year, or $5,972 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,326 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buellton, a household making less than $4,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Buellton.

Area Median Income In Buellton

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 Buellton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Barbara County.

In Buellton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,100

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 Buellton

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 Buellton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Buellton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Buellton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$48,900 $55,900 $62,900 $69,850 $75,450 $81,050 $86,650 $92,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Buellton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$78,350 $89,550 $100,750 $111,900 $120,900 $129,850 $138,800 $147,750