Affordable Housing In Cotati
Sonoma County, California

Waiting List Openings In Cotati

Sonoma County, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from October 1, 2021, until November 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Sonoma County, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cotati

Marvin Gardens

770 E Cotati Ave
Cotati, California

Charles Street Village

42 Charles St
Cotati, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Windwood Apartments

298 E Cotati Ave
Cotati, California

Wilford Lane

160 Wilford Ln
Cotati, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cotati, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cotati, California

Housing Authority Programs
Sonoma County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cotati, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 149 affordable apartments for rent in Cotati, California.

Income Based Apartments in Cotati, California

Cotati features 113 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 Cotati, California

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cotati.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cotati, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cotati landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Cotati.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cotati, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,834 and $2,242.

2022 Cotati, 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
Cotati, California Fair Market Rent $1,373 $1,549 $2,038 $2,851 $3,163
Cotati, California Payment Standard Range $1,236 to $1,510 $1,394 to $1,704 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,566 to $3,136 $2,847 to $3,479

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cotati, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 149
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $61,737 ±$8,962
Median Rent $1,214 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64% ± 11.3pp
Total Population 7,376

Population and Household Demographics

Cotati is a city in Sonoma County, California with a population of 7,376. There are 2,820 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 43.05% of households in Cotati are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cotati

The median gross income for households in Cotati is $61,737 a year, or $5,145 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,214 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cotati, a household making less than $4,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64% of households who rent are overburdened in Cotati.

Area Median Income In Cotati

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 Cotati, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sonoma County.

In Cotati, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,300

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 Cotati

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 Cotati

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cotati AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cotati AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cotati AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$65,150 $74,450 $83,750 $93,050 $100,500 $107,950 $115,400 $122,850