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Affordable Housing In Dunsmuir
Siskiyou County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Dunsmuir

Housing Authority Programs
Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dunsmuir, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Dunsmuir, California.

Income Based Apartments in Dunsmuir, California

Dunsmuir features 0 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 Dunsmuir, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dunsmuir, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dunsmuir landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dunsmuir.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dunsmuir, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $770 and $942.

2020 Dunsmuir, 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 $591 $650 $856 $1,218 $1,344
Payment Standard Range $532 to $650 $585 to $715 $770 to $942 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,210 to $1,478

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dunsmuir, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $24,770 ±$4,743
Median Rent $872 ±$106
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 77.47% ± 13.06pp
Total Population 1,552

Population and Household Demographics

Dunsmuir is a city in Siskiyou County, California with a population of 1,552. There are 769 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 47.33% of households in Dunsmuir are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dunsmuir

The median gross income for households in Dunsmuir is $24,770 a year, or $2,064 a month. The median rent for the city is $872 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dunsmuir, a household making less than $2,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 77.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Dunsmuir.

Area Median Income In Dunsmuir

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 Dunsmuir, the AMI is calculated from all households within Siskiyou County.

In Dunsmuir, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,400

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 Dunsmuir

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 Dunsmuir

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