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Affordable Housing In Grass Valley
Nevada County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grass Valley

Cedar Park Apartments

210 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Grass Valley Senior Apartments

321 Dorsey Dr
Grass Valley, California
1 BR

Valley Commons Apartments

1444 Segworth Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Glenbrook Apartments

265 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oak Ridge Apartments

228 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Nevada Woods Apartments

260 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Grass Valley Apartments

340 Pleasant St
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Valley View Apartments

115 E Berryhill Drive
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Nevada Meadows Apartments

825 Old Tunnel Rd
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Nevada Commons Apartments Ppm

11775 Old Tunnel Rd
Grass Valley, California

Housing Authorities that serve Grass Valley

Housing Authority Programs
Nevada County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grass Valley, California

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 899 affordable apartments for rent in Grass Valley, California.

Income Based Apartments in Grass Valley, California

Grass Valley features 422 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 Grass Valley, California

There are 477 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grass Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grass Valley, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grass Valley landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Grass Valley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grass Valley, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 Grass Valley, 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 $856 $998 $1,314 $1,896 $2,052
Payment Standard Range $770 to $942 $898 to $1,098 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,706 to $2,086 $1,847 to $2,257

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grass Valley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 899
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 422
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $33,700 ±$3,013
Median Rent $942 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.55% ± 8.42pp
Total Population 12,855

Population and Household Demographics

Grass Valley is a city in Nevada County, California with a population of 12,855. There are 6,017 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 57.67% of households in Grass Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grass Valley

The median gross income for households in Grass Valley is $33,700 a year, or $2,808 a month. The median rent for the city is $942 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grass Valley, a household making less than $3,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Grass Valley.

Area Median Income In Grass Valley

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 Grass Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nevada County.

In Grass Valley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,400

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 Grass Valley

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 Grass Valley

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850