Affordable Housing In Clearlake
Lake County, California

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clearlake

Austin Manor Autumn Village

14900 Burns Valley Rd
Clearlake, CA
1 BR

Adagio Apartments

15117 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ridge Lake Apartments

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

Olympic Villa Apartments

14580 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, CA

Highlands Village

6215 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Austin Manor Apartments

14900 Burns Valley Rd
Clearlake, CA
HCV Welcome

Clearlake Apartments

7145 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, CA

Clearlake Village Apartments

Austin Dr
Clearlake, CA

Cache Creek Apartments Homes

16080 Dam Rd
Clearlake, CA
HCV Welcome

North Coast Energy Services, Inc

7055 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, CA
HCV Welcome

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 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 709 affordable apartments for rent in Clearlake, California. Clearlake features 361 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 348 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clearlake.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clearlake, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
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.1

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 $56,500

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 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 Clearlake 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 $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Clearlake

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

From 1988 to 2008, 11 low income apartment communities containing 589 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clearlake 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 Clearlake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Clearlake is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Clearlake

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
$662 $773 $1,016 $1,466 $1,567