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Affordable Housing In Gustine
Merced County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gustine

Meredith Manor Apartments

385 Meredith Ave
Gustine, California
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1-2 BR

Gustine Gardens Apt

394 Wallis Ave.
Gustine, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Gustine

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Merced Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gustine, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 74 affordable apartments for rent in Gustine, California.

Income Based Apartments in Gustine, California

Gustine features 34 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 Gustine, California

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gustine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gustine, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gustine, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2020 Gustine, 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 $651 $782 $947 $1,366 $1,652
Payment Standard Range $586 to $716 $704 to $860 $852 to $1,042 $1,229 to $1,503 $1,487 to $1,817

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gustine, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 74
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.88%
Average Renter Household Size 3.12
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $38,125 ±$11,331
Median Rent $897 ±$143
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.93% ± 18.33pp
Total Population 5,656

Population and Household Demographics

Gustine is a city in Merced County, California with a population of 5,656. There are 1,935 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 43.88% of households in Gustine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gustine

The median gross income for households in Gustine is $38,125 a year, or $3,177 a month. The median rent for the city is $897 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gustine, a household making less than $2,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Gustine.

Area Median Income In Gustine

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 Gustine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Merced County.

In Gustine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,300

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 Gustine

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 Gustine

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800