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Affordable Housing In Jamestown
Tuolumne County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jamestown

Jamestown Terrace Apartments

10330 Preston Lane
Jamestown, California
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1-3 BR

Oak Hills Apartments

10260 Preston Ln
Jamestown, California

East Garden Apartments

10347 Willow St
Jamestown, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Jamestown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jamestown, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 238 affordable apartments for rent in Jamestown, California.

Income Based Apartments in Jamestown, California

Jamestown features 158 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 Jamestown, California

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jamestown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jamestown, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jamestown, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $914 and $1,117.

2020 Jamestown, 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 $694 $827 $1,015 $1,453 $1,774
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $744 to $910 $914 to $1,117 $1,308 to $1,598 $1,597 to $1,951

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jamestown, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 238
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $35,268 ±$11,018
Median Rent $781 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.76% ± 22.46pp
Total Population 2,867

Population and Household Demographics

Jamestown is a city in Tuolumne County, California with a population of 2,867. There are 1,375 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 36.51% of households in Jamestown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jamestown

The median gross income for households in Jamestown is $35,268 a year, or $2,939 a month. The median rent for the city is $781 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jamestown, a household making less than $2,603 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Jamestown.

Area Median Income In Jamestown

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 Jamestown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tuolumne County.

In Jamestown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Jamestown

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 Jamestown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850