Affordable Housing In El Dorado County
California

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Dorado County

White Rock Village

2200 Valley View Pkwy
El Dorado Hills, CA
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Placer Village Apartments

2789 Ray Lawyer Drive
Placerville, CA
$875-1,025
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Trailside Terrace

4050 Sunset Lane
Shingle Springs, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR

Diamond Sunrise

4015 Panther Ln
Diamond Springs, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Cameron Park Village

3433 Palmer Dr
Cameron Park, CA
$751
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Placerville Apartments

2684 Coloma Ct
Placerville, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Bijou Woods

3421 Spruce Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Carson Ridge Apartments II

2848 Schnell School Rd
Placerville, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Carson Ridge Apartments I

2838 Schnell School Rd
Placerville, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cottonwood Senior Apartments

2801 Clay St
Placerville, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve El Dorado County

Housing Authority Programs
El Dorado County Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Dorado County, California

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,032 affordable apartments for rent in El Dorado County, California. El Dorado County features 660 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,260 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in El Dorado County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

El Dorado County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,032
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 660
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $69,584 ±$1,835
Median Rent $1,054 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.17% ± 2.98pp
Total Population 182,093

Population and Household Demographics

El Dorado County is a County in California with a population of 182,093. There are 67,086 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 25.68% of households in El Dorado County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in El Dorado County

The median gross income for households in El Dorado County is $69,584 a year, or $5,799 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,054 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In El Dorado County, a household making less than $3,513 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.17% of households who rent are overburdened in El Dorado County.1

Area Median Income In El Dorado County

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.

In El Dorado County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,600

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 El Dorado County

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 El Dorado County HUD Rental Assistance in El Dorado County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,600 $20,100 $22,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
80% of Median $46,850 $53,550 $60,250 $66,900 $72,300 $77,650 $83,000 $88,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in El Dorado County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 17 low income apartment communities containing 1,319 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in El Dorado County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in El Dorado County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
60% of Median $35,160 $40,140 $45,180 $50,160 $54,180 $58,200 $62,220 $66,240

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in El Dorado County is $45,180 a year, or $3,765 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,765 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,130 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $733 $784 $941 $1,087 $1,213 $1,338
60% $879 $941 $1,130 $1,304 $1,455 $1,606
Fair Market Rents in El Dorado County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$952 $1,072 $1,349 $1,946 $2,368

Cities In El Dorado County

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City Listings Served By
Placerville 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Placerville is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
South Lake Tahoe 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Lake Tahoe is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Diamond Springs 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Diamond Springs is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Shingle Springs 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shingle Springs is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
El Dorado Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Dorado Hills is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Cameron Park 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cameron Park is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Auburn Lake Trails 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn Lake Trails is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Camino 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camino is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Cold Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Springs is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Coloma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coloma is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Georgetown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Grizzly Flats 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grizzly Flats is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Pollock Pines 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pollock Pines is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.
Tahoma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tahoma is the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority.