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Affordable Housing In Clearlake
Lake County, California

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clearlake

Ridge Lake Apartments

15160 Austin Dr
Clearlake, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Austin Manor Autumn Village

14900 Burns Valley Rd
Clearlake, California
1 BR

Adagio Apartments

15117 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, California
Income Based
2-4 BR

Olympic Villa Apartments

14580 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, California

Highlands Village

6215 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Austin Manor Apartments

14900 Burns Valley Rd
Clearlake, California

Clearlake Apartments

7145 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, California

Cache Creek Apartments Homes

16080 Dam Rd
Clearlake, California

North Coast Energy Services, Inc

7055 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, California

Walnut Grove Senior Apartments

3155 Smith Ln
Clearlake, California

Housing Authorities that serve Clearlake

Housing Authority Programs
Lake County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clearlake, California

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 709 affordable apartments for rent in Clearlake, California.

Income Based Apartments in Clearlake, California

Clearlake features 361 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 Clearlake, California

There are 348 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clearlake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clearlake, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clearlake landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Clearlake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clearlake, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $914 and $1,118.

2020 Clearlake, 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 $662 $773 $1,016 $1,466 $1,567
Payment Standard Range $596 to $728 $696 to $850 $914 to $1,118 $1,319 to $1,613 $1,410 to $1,724

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clearlake, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 709
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 361
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $25,404 ±$1,514
Median Rent $771 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.68% ± 7.5pp
Total Population 15,097

Population and Household Demographics

Clearlake is a city in Lake County, California with a population of 15,097. There are 6,762 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 45.02% of households in Clearlake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clearlake

The median gross income for households in Clearlake is $25,404 a year, or $2,117 a month. The median rent for the city is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clearlake, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Clearlake.

Area Median Income In Clearlake

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 Clearlake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lake County.

In Clearlake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,800

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 Clearlake

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 Clearlake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800