Affordable Housing In Covelo
Mendocino County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Covelo

Tribal Winds

209 Little Lake Way
Covelo, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Covelo, 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 Covelo, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Covelo, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Covelo, California.

Income Based Apartments in Covelo, California

Covelo features 12 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 Covelo, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Covelo, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Covelo landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Covelo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Covelo, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,121 and $1,370.

2022 Covelo, 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
Covelo, California Fair Market Rent $945 $954 $1,245 $1,729 $2,131
Covelo, California Payment Standard Range $851 to $1,040 $859 to $1,049 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,556 to $1,902 $1,918 to $2,344

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Covelo, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.27%
Average Renter Household Size 3.68
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $30,458 ±$2,847
Median Rent $1,102 ±$117
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.01% ± 23.75pp
Total Population 1,346

Population and Household Demographics

Covelo is a city in Mendocino County, California with a population of 1,346. There are 509 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 29.27% of households in Covelo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Covelo

The median gross income for households in Covelo is $30,458 a year, or $2,538 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,102 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Covelo, a household making less than $3,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Covelo.

Area Median Income In Covelo

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 Covelo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mendocino County.

In Covelo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Covelo

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 Covelo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Covelo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Covelo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Covelo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400