Affordable Housing In Humboldt County
California

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Humboldt County

Summercreek Place

1636 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Yarrow Village

2080 Stockton Court
Fortuna, CA
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Rio Dell Terrace Apartments

325 Center St
Rio Dell, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

The Meadows Senior Housing

2065 David Way
Fortuna, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Murray Apartments

1423 Reasor Rd
Mckinleyville, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

The Lodge at Eureka

428 8th Street
Eureka, CA
62+
HCV Welcome

Plaza Point

971 8th St
Arcata, CA
62+
HCV Welcome

Trinity Elders Village

Moon Lane and Hwy 96
Hoopa, CA
Call For Rent
2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Creamery Row Townhomes (Redwood Pond)

977 8th St. Arcata
Arcata, CA
HCV Welcome

Arcata Bay Crossing

280 E St
Arcata, CA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Humboldt County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Eureka Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Humboldt County, California

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,701 affordable apartments for rent in Humboldt County, California. Humboldt County features 836 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 865 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Humboldt County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Humboldt County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,701
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 836
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $42,197 ±$1,183
Median Rent $892 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.62% ± 2.47pp
Total Population 135,034

Population and Household Demographics

Humboldt County is a County in California with a population of 135,034. There are 53,036 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 45.08% of households in Humboldt County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Humboldt County

The median gross income for households in Humboldt County is $42,197 a year, or $3,516 a month. The median rent for the county is $892 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Humboldt County, a household making less than $2,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Humboldt County.1

Area Median Income In Humboldt County

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.

In Humboldt County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,400

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 Humboldt County

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 Humboldt County HUD Rental Assistance in Humboldt County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Humboldt County

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

From 1989 to 2012, 14 low income apartment communities containing 451 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Humboldt County 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 Humboldt County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Humboldt County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Humboldt County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$687 $806 $1,040 $1,500 $1,797

Cities In Humboldt County

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City Listings Served By
Fortuna 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fortuna are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Eureka 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eureka are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Mckinleyville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mckinleyville are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Garberville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garberville are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Arcata 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arcata are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Rio Dell 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rio Dell are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Willow Creek 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Willow Creek are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Alderpoint 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alderpoint are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Bayview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bayview are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Benbow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benbow are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Big Lagoon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Lagoon are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Blue Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blue Lake are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Cutten 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cutten are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Ferndale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ferndale are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Fieldbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fieldbrook are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Fields Landing 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fields Landing are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Humboldt Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Humboldt Hill are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Hydesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hydesville are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Indianola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Indianola are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Loleta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loleta are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Manila 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Manila are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Miranda 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Miranda are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Myers Flat 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Myers Flat are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Myrtletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Myrtletown are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Orick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orick are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Phillipsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Phillipsville are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Pine Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine Hills are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Redcrest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redcrest are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Redway 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redway are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Samoa 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Samoa are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Scotia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scotia are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Shelter Cove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelter Cove are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Trinidad 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trinidad are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Weott 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Weott are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Westhaven Moonstone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westhaven Moonstone are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.
Westhaven-Moonstone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westhaven-Moonstone are the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt.