Affordable Housing In Fort Bragg
Mendocino County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Bragg

River Garden Apartments

421 South St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Cypress Ridge

520 Cypress Ave
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Walnut Apartments CO Fpi Management

311 Walnut St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Moura Senior Housing

400 South St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Duncan Place Apartments

301 Cypress St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Sea Cliff Apartments

531 Cypress St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Bragg, 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 Fort Bragg, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Bragg, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 246 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Bragg, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Bragg, California

Fort Bragg features 246 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 Fort Bragg, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Bragg, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Bragg landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Fort Bragg.

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

2022 Fort Bragg, 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
Fort Bragg, California Fair Market Rent $945 $954 $1,245 $1,729 $2,131
Fort Bragg, 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.

Fort Bragg, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 246
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $33,867 ±$5,019
Median Rent $972 ±$99
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.06% ± 10.38pp
Total Population 7,261

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Bragg is a city in Mendocino County, California with a population of 7,261. There are 2,855 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 61.26% of households in Fort Bragg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Bragg

The median gross income for households in Fort Bragg is $33,867 a year, or $2,822 a month. The median rent for the city is $972 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Bragg, a household making less than $3,240 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Bragg.

Area Median Income In Fort Bragg

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

In Fort Bragg, 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 Fort Bragg

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 Fort Bragg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Bragg 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 Fort Bragg 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 Fort Bragg 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