Affordable Housing In Calaveras County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calaveras County

San Andreas

441 E. St. Charles
San Andreas, CA
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Murphys Senior Apartments

350 Bret Harte Rd
Murphys, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Diamond Place Apartments

547 Lewis Ave
San Andreas, CA
1 BR

Bear Mountain

276 N California St
San Andreas, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sierra Meadows Apartments

66 Longman Ln
Arnold, CA


342 Gold Strike Rd
San Andreas, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Copello Square

675 Copello Dr
Angels, CA
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Calaveras County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calaveras County, California

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 215 affordable apartments for rent in Calaveras County, California. Calaveras County features 87 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 128 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Calaveras County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Calaveras County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 215
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 87
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $53,233 ±$3,774
Median Rent $1,038 ±$108
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.58% ± 6.46pp
Total Population 44,767

Population and Household Demographics

Calaveras County is a County in California with a population of 44,767. There are 18,060 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 21.01% of households in Calaveras County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calaveras County

The median gross income for households in Calaveras County is $53,233 a year, or $4,436 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,038 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calaveras County, a household making less than $3,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Calaveras County.1

Area Median Income In Calaveras 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 Calaveras County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Calaveras 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 Calaveras County HUD Rental Assistance in Calaveras County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% of Median $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Calaveras County

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

From 1988 to 2011, 3 low income apartment communities containing 105 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Calaveras 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 Calaveras County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
60% of Median $31,680 $36,180 $40,680 $45,180 $48,840 $52,440 $56,040 $59,640

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 Calaveras County is $40,680 a year, or $3,390 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,390 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,017 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% $660 $707 $848 $979 $1,093 $1,205
60% $792 $848 $1,017 $1,175 $1,311 $1,446
Fair Market Rents in Calaveras 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$668 $849 $988 $1,425 $1,735

Cities In Calaveras County

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City Listings Served By
San Andreas 4
Murphys 1
Arnold 1
Angels 1
Avery 0
Copperopolis 0
Dorrington 0
Forest Meadows 0
Mokelumne Hill 0
Mountain Ranch 0
Rail Road Flat 0
Rancho Calaveras 0
Vallecito 0
Valley Springs 0
Wallace 0
West Point 0