Affordable Housing In Garnet
Riverside County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Garnet

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garnet, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Garnet, California

Garnet 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 Garnet, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garnet, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garnet landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Garnet.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garnet, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,251 and $1,529.

2021 Garnet, 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
Garnet, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Garnet, California Payment Standard Range $860 to $1,051 $995 to $1,217 $1,251 to $1,529 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,132 to $2,606

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Garnet, 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 38.77%
Average Renter Household Size 3.57
Average Household Size 3.30
Median Household Income $37,134 ±$2,183
Median Rent $1,098 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.55% ± 14.43pp
Total Population 6,844

Population and Household Demographics

Garnet is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 6,844. There are 2,071 households in the city with an average household size of 3.30 persons. 38.77% of households in Garnet are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garnet

The median gross income for households in Garnet is $37,134 a year, or $3,095 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,098 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garnet, a household making less than $3,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Garnet.

Area Median Income In Garnet

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 Garnet, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Garnet, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Garnet

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 Garnet

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Garnet AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Garnet AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Garnet AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450