Affordable Housing In El Rio
Ventura County, California

Housing Authorities that serve El Rio

Housing Authority Programs
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Rio, California

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

Income Based Apartments in El Rio, California

El Rio 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 El Rio, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in El Rio, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay El Rio landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in El Rio.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in El Rio, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,731 and $2,115.

2021 El Rio, 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
El Rio, California Fair Market Rent $1,269 $1,519 $1,923 $2,690 $3,189
El Rio, California Payment Standard Range $1,142 to $1,396 $1,367 to $1,671 $1,731 to $2,115 $2,421 to $2,959 $2,870 to $3,508

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

El Rio, 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 37.18%
Average Renter Household Size 4.45
Average Household Size 4.25
Median Household Income $62,361 ±$13,305
Median Rent $1,431 ±$182
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.78% ± 12.35pp
Total Population 7,080

Population and Household Demographics

El Rio is a city in Ventura County, California with a population of 7,080. There are 1,665 households in the city with an average household size of 4.25 persons. 37.18% of households in El Rio are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in El Rio

The median gross income for households in El Rio is $62,361 a year, or $5,197 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,431 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In El Rio, a household making less than $4,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.78% of households who rent are overburdened in El Rio.

Area Median Income In El Rio

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 El Rio, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ventura County.

In El Rio, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,800

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 Rio

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 El Rio

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the El Rio AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the El Rio AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,250 $44,850 $50,450 $56,050 $60,550 $65,050 $69,550 $74,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the El Rio AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,800 $71,800 $80,750 $89,700 $96,900 $104,100 $111,250 $118,450