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Affordable Housing In Kettleman City
Kings County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Kettleman City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kettleman City, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Kettleman City, California.

Income Based Apartments in Kettleman City, California

Kettleman City features 0 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 Kettleman City, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kettleman City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kettleman City, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kettleman City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Kettleman City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kettleman City, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $958 and $1,170.

2020 Kettleman City, 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 $841 $861 $1,064 $1,535 $1,647
Payment Standard Range $757 to $925 $775 to $947 $958 to $1,170 $1,382 to $1,689 $1,482 to $1,812

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kettleman City, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.04%
Average Renter Household Size 4.24
Average Household Size 4.64
Median Household Income $34,286 ±$10,960
Median Rent $643 ±$237
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.65% ± 27.13pp
Total Population 1,651

Population and Household Demographics

Kettleman City is a city in Kings County, California with a population of 1,651. There are 356 households in the city with an average household size of 4.64 persons. 39.04% of households in Kettleman City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kettleman City

The median gross income for households in Kettleman City is $34,286 a year, or $2,857 a month. The median rent for the city is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kettleman City, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Kettleman City.

Area Median Income In Kettleman City

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 Kettleman City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kings County.

In Kettleman City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Kettleman City

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 Kettleman City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800