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Affordable Housing In Columbia
Tuolumne County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbia

Sierra Commons Apartments

11059 S. State St
Columbia, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Columbia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbia, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia, California.

Income Based Apartments in Columbia, California

Columbia features 40 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 Columbia, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbia, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbia landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Columbia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbia, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $914 and $1,117.

2020 Columbia, 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 $694 $827 $1,015 $1,453 $1,774
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $744 to $910 $914 to $1,117 $1,308 to $1,598 $1,597 to $1,951

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Columbia, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $39,487 ±$12,340
Median Rent $961 ±$255
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.16% ± 26.47pp
Total Population 2,597

Population and Household Demographics

Columbia is a city in Tuolumne County, California with a population of 2,597. There are 1,062 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 30.89% of households in Columbia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia

The median gross income for households in Columbia is $39,487 a year, or $3,291 a month. The median rent for the city is $961 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbia, a household making less than $3,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbia.

Area Median Income In Columbia

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 Columbia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tuolumne County.

In Columbia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Columbia

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 Columbia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850