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Affordable Housing In Jackson
Amador County, California

Waiting List Openings In Jackson

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Project-Based Voucher Open Now

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson

Jackson Cornerstone Apartments

1029 N. Main St. #9
Jackson, California
1-3 BR

Kennedy Meadows Apartments

701 New York Ranch Rd
Jackson, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Jackson Hills Apartments

300 New York Ranch Rd
Jackson, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Meadows II Apartments

900 Broadway
Jackson, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Meadows

401 Clinton Rd
Jackson, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Jackson

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 302 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson, California.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson, California

Jackson features 246 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 Jackson, California

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,015 and $1,241.

2020 Jackson, 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 $851 $856 $1,128 $1,627 $1,908
Payment Standard Range $766 to $936 $770 to $942 $1,015 to $1,241 $1,464 to $1,790 $1,717 to $2,099

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jackson, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 302
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $43,689 ±$6,729
Median Rent $997 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.6% ± 11.38pp
Total Population 4,613

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson is a city in Amador County, California with a population of 4,613. There are 1,884 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 36.15% of households in Jackson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson

The median gross income for households in Jackson is $43,689 a year, or $3,641 a month. The median rent for the city is $997 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson, a household making less than $3,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson.

Area Median Income In Jackson

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 Jackson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Amador County.

In Jackson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,700

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 Jackson

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 Jackson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
80% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,950 $68,000 $73,050 $78,100 $83,100