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Affordable Housing In Dos Palos
Merced County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dos Palos

Dos Palos Apartments

21100 State Highway 33
Dos Palos, California
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1-2 BR

Palos Verde Apartments

21797 Reynolds Ave
Dos Palos, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Dos Palos

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Merced Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dos Palos, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 72 affordable apartments for rent in Dos Palos, California.

Income Based Apartments in Dos Palos, California

Dos Palos features 32 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 Dos Palos, California

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dos Palos.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dos Palos, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dos Palos landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dos Palos.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dos Palos, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2020 Dos Palos, 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 $651 $782 $947 $1,366 $1,652
Payment Standard Range $586 to $716 $704 to $860 $852 to $1,042 $1,229 to $1,503 $1,487 to $1,817

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dos Palos, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 72
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.65%
Average Renter Household Size 3.97
Average Household Size 3.58
Median Household Income $33,608 ±$3,818
Median Rent $783 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 70.52% ± 19.85pp
Total Population 5,068

Population and Household Demographics

Dos Palos is a city in Merced County, California with a population of 5,068. There are 1,408 households in the city with an average household size of 3.58 persons. 35.65% of households in Dos Palos are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dos Palos

The median gross income for households in Dos Palos is $33,608 a year, or $2,801 a month. The median rent for the city is $783 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dos Palos, a household making less than $2,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 70.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Dos Palos.

Area Median Income In Dos Palos

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 Dos Palos, the AMI is calculated from all households within Merced County.

In Dos Palos, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,300

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 Dos Palos

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 Dos Palos

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