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Affordable Housing In Gonzales
Monterey County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gonzales

Casa De Oro Apartment

48 C St
Gonzales, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Gonzales Family RAD Apartments

109 8th St
Gonzales, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Fanoe Road Apartments

550 Fanoe Rd
Gonzales, California

Canyon Creek Townhomes

1834 Chablis Way
Gonzales, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Gonzales

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gonzales, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 130 affordable apartments for rent in Gonzales, California.

Income Based Apartments in Gonzales, California

Gonzales features 50 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 Gonzales, California

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gonzales.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gonzales, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gonzales landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Gonzales.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gonzales, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2020 Gonzales, 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 $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834
Payment Standard Range $1,201 to $1,467 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,551 to $3,117

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gonzales, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 130
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.31%
Average Renter Household Size 4.56
Average Household Size 4.13
Median Household Income $48,865 ±$6,027
Median Rent $1,181 ±$124
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.87% ± 13.13pp
Total Population 8,378

Population and Household Demographics

Gonzales is a city in Monterey County, California with a population of 8,378. There are 2,025 households in the city with an average household size of 4.13 persons. 51.31% of households in Gonzales are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gonzales

The median gross income for households in Gonzales is $48,865 a year, or $4,072 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,181 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gonzales, a household making less than $3,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Gonzales.

Area Median Income In Gonzales

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 Gonzales, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monterey County.

In Gonzales, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 Gonzales

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 Gonzales

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
80% of Median $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900 $96,100 $102,300