Affordable Housing In Inyo County
California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Inyo County

Mt Whitney Apartments

375 N Mount Whitney Dr
Lone Pine, CA
Subsidized

Willow Plaza

324 Willow St
Bishop, CA
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Housing Authorities that serve Inyo County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Inyo County, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Inyo County, California. Inyo County features 68 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 12 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Inyo County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Inyo County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $45,955 ±$2,280
Median Rent $844 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.62% ± 6.56pp
Total Population 18,373

Population and Household Demographics

Inyo County is a County in California with a population of 18,373. There are 7,957 households in the county with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 35.78% of households in Inyo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Inyo County

The median gross income for households in Inyo County is $45,955 a year, or $3,830 a month. The median rent for the county is $844 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Inyo County, a household making less than $2,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Inyo County.1

Area Median Income In Inyo 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 Inyo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,700

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 Inyo 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 Inyo County HUD Rental Assistance in Inyo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Inyo County

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

From 2007 to 2007, 1 low income apartment communities containing 12 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Inyo 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 Inyo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
60% of Median $30,540 $34,920 $39,300 $43,620 $47,160 $50,640 $54,120 $57,600

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 Inyo County is $39,300 a year, or $3,275 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,275 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $983 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% $636 $682 $819 $946 $1,055 $1,164
60% $764 $818 $983 $1,135 $1,266 $1,397
Fair Market Rents in Inyo 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
$783 $788 $973 $1,313 $1,318

Cities In Inyo County

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City Listings Served By
Trona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trona is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Bishop 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bishop is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Big Pine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Pine is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Cartago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cartago is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Darwin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darwin is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Dixon Lane Meadow Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixon Lane Meadow Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Furnace Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Furnace Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Homewood Canyon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Homewood Canyon is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Independence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Independence is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Keeler 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keeler is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Lone Pine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lone Pine is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Mesa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mesa is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Olancha 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olancha is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Pearsonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pearsonville is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Round Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Shoshone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shoshone is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Tecopa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tecopa is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Valley Wells 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Wells is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
West Bishop 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Bishop is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Wilkerson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkerson is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.