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Affordable Housing In Castroville
Monterey County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Castroville

Cynara Court

10860 Merritt St
Castroville, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Geil Street Apartments

11299 Geil St
Castroville, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

El Cerrito Townhomes

8811 Vista de Tierra Cir
Castroville, California

Moro Lindo Townhomes

8700 Sabino Dr
Castroville, California

Castroville Fl Ctr

11201 Seymour St
Castroville, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Castroville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Castroville, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 245 affordable apartments for rent in Castroville, California.

Income Based Apartments in Castroville, California

Castroville 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 Castroville, California

There are 159 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Castroville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Castroville, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Castroville landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Castroville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Castroville, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2020 Castroville, 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 $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834
Payment Standard Range $1,201 to $1,467 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,551 to $3,117

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Castroville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 245
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.69%
Average Renter Household Size 4.71
Average Household Size 4.44
Median Household Income $49,654 ±$5,893
Median Rent $973 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.16% ± 12.89pp
Total Population 6,707

Population and Household Demographics

Castroville is a city in Monterey County, California with a population of 6,707. There are 1,506 households in the city with an average household size of 4.44 persons. 59.69% of households in Castroville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Castroville

The median gross income for households in Castroville is $49,654 a year, or $4,138 a month. The median rent for the city is $973 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Castroville, a household making less than $3,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Castroville.

Area Median Income In Castroville

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 Castroville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monterey County.

In Castroville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 Castroville

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 Castroville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
80% of Median $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900 $96,100 $102,300