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Affordable Housing In Chester
Plumas County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chester

Pine Meadows Apartments

616 Pearl Rd
Chester, California
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Chester

Housing Authority Programs
Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chester, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 34 affordable apartments for rent in Chester, California.

Income Based Apartments in Chester, California

Chester features 34 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 Chester, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chester, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chester landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chester.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chester, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,008.

2020 Chester, 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 $619 $722 $916 $1,250 $1,453
Payment Standard Range $557 to $681 $650 to $794 $824 to $1,008 $1,125 to $1,375 $1,308 to $1,598

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chester, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 34
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $43,106 ±$5,644
Median Rent $907 ±$141
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.85% ± 12.12pp
Total Population 2,044

Population and Household Demographics

Chester is a city in Plumas County, California with a population of 2,044. There are 802 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 36.41% of households in Chester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chester

The median gross income for households in Chester is $43,106 a year, or $3,592 a month. The median rent for the city is $907 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chester, a household making less than $3,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Chester.

Area Median Income In Chester

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 Chester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Plumas County.

In Chester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,200

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 Chester

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 Chester

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,300 $28,900 $32,500 $36,100 $39,000 $41,900 $44,800 $47,700
80% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250