Affordable Housing In Butte County
California

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Butte County

Boulder Creek Apartments

675 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Hillview Ridge Apartments

2750 Gilmore Lane
Oroville, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley View Apartments

101 Silver Dollar Way
Chico, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Parkside Terrace Apartments

2161 Hartford Dr
Chico, CA
$730-811
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Campbell Commons

600 Flume St
Chico, CA
$374
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Chico Commons

2071 Amanda Way
Chico, CA
HCV Welcome

The Hazel Hotel

880 Hazel St
Gridley, CA
HCV Welcome

Villa Rita Apartments

650 Manzanita Ave
Chico, CA
Subsidized

North Point Apartments

3428 Esplanade Avenue
Chico, CA
HCV Welcome

Star-Highlands Apartments

222 Table Mountain Blvd
Oroville, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

There are 40 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,734 affordable apartments for rent in Butte County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,112 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Butte County, HUD housing programs support 433 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,622 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Butte County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Butte Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Butte County, California

Butte County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,734
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Total Population 222,564
Housing Units 85,318
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $43,444 ±$1,068
Median Rent $905 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.59% ± 2.4pp

Population and Household Demographics

Butte County is a County in California with a population of 222,564. There are 85,318 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 41.36% of households in Butte County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Butte County

The median gross income for households in Butte County is $43,444 a year, or $3,620 a month. The median rent for the county is $905 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Butte County, a household making less than $3,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Butte County.1

Area Median Income In Butte County

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.

In Butte County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,500

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 Butte County

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 Butte County HUD Rental Assistance in Butte County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,000 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
80% of Median $37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Butte County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2012, 19 low income apartment communities containing 1,394 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Butte County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Butte County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
60% of Median $27,960 $31,920 $35,940 $39,900 $43,140 $46,320 $49,500 $52,680

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Butte County is $35,940 a year, or $2,995 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,995 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $899 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $583 $624 $749 $865 $965 $1,064
60% $699 $749 $899 $1,038 $1,158 $1,277
Fair Market Rents in Butte County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$808 $894 $1,144 $1,654 $1,921

Cities In Butte County

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City Listings Served By
Chico 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chico is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Gridley 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gridley is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Oroville 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oroville is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Paradise 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradise is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Bangor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangor is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Berry Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berry Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Biggs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Biggs is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Butte Creek Canyon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butte Creek Canyon is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Butte Meadows 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butte Meadows is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Butte Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butte Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Cherokee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherokee is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Clipper Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clipper Mills is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Cohasset 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cohasset is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Concow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concow is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Durham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durham is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Forbestown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forbestown is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Forest Ranch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Ranch is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Honcut 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honcut is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Kelly Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kelly Ridge is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Magalia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Magalia is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Nord 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nord is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Oroville East 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oroville East is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Palermo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palermo is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Rackerby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rackerby is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Richvale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richvale is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Robinson Mill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robinson Mill is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
South Oroville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Oroville is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Stirling City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stirling City is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Thermalito 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thermalito is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.
Yankee Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yankee Hill is the Housing Authority of the County of Butte.