Affordable Housing In Grass Valley
Nevada County, California

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grass Valley

Cedar Park Apartments

210 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA
$727-1,154
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Grass Valley Senior Apartments

321 Dorsey Dr
Grass Valley, CA
$925
1 BR

Valley Commons Apartments

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

Glenbrook Apartments

265 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Oak Ridge Apartments

228 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Grass Valley Apartments

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

Nevada Woods Apartments

260 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley View Apartments

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

Nevada Meadows Apartments

825 Old Tunnel Rd
Grass Valley, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Grass Valley Senior Apartments

321 Dorsey Dr
Grass Valley, CA
Subsidized

There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 933 affordable apartments for rent in Grass Valley. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 456 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Grass Valley, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 477 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Grass Valley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 933
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 456
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 12,855
Housing Units 6,017
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $33,700 ±$3,013
Median Rent $942 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.55% ± 8.42pp

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.1

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 $85,100

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 Grass Valley 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 $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Grass Valley

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2009, 12 low income apartment communities containing 699 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Grass Valley by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Grass Valley

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
60% of Median $33,480 $38,280 $43,080 $47,820 $51,660 $55,500 $59,340 $63,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Grass Valley is $43,080 a year, or $3,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,077 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $698 $748 $898 $1,036 $1,156 $1,276
60% $837 $897 $1,077 $1,244 $1,388 $1,532
Fair Market Rents in Grass Valley

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$778 $916 $1,211 $1,751 $1,978