Affordable Housing In Humboldt County
California

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Humboldt County

Summercreek Place

1636 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Rio Dell Terrace Apartments

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

Bayview Heights

108 4th St
Eureka, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
VASH Welcome
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome

Aster Place Apartments

2405 Aster Place
Eureka, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Church Hill Townhomes

2601 School St
Fortuna, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Yarrow Village

2080 Stockton Court
Fortuna, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

The Meadows Senior Housing

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

Murray Apartments

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

The Lodge at Eureka

428 8th Street
Eureka, California
62+

Creamery Row Townhomes

977 8th St. Arcata
Arcata, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Humboldt County, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Humboldt County, California

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 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,894 affordable apartments for rent in Humboldt County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Humboldt County, California

Humboldt County features 904 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 Humboldt County, California

There are 940 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Humboldt County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Humboldt County, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Humboldt County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,001 and $1,223.

2022 Humboldt County, 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
Humboldt County, California Fair Market Rent $741 $862 $1,112 $1,580 $1,903
Humboldt County, California Payment Standard Range $667 to $815 $776 to $948 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,422 to $1,738 $1,713 to $2,093

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Humboldt County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 1,894
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 904
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.

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 $65,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Humboldt County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Humboldt County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,650 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Humboldt County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Humboldt County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600

Cities In Humboldt County

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City Served By
Alderpoint 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.
Arcata 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.
Bayview 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 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 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 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 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.
Eureka 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.
Ferndale 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 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 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.
Fortuna 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.
Garberville 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.
Hoopa
Humboldt Hill 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 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 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 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 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.
Mckinleyville 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.
Miranda 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Rio Dell 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.
Samoa 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Willow Creek 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.