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Affordable Housing In King City
Monterey County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In King City

La Buena Esperanza

600 Bishop St
King City, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Villa San Miguel

1201 Amherst Dr
King City, California

Leo Meyer Senior

425 Queen St
King City, California

King City Migrant Center

440 Jayne Street
King City, California
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Housing Authorities that serve King City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in King City, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 164 affordable apartments for rent in King City, California.

Income Based Apartments in King City, California

King 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 King City, California

There are 134 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in King City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in King City, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay King City landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in King City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in King City, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2020 King 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 $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834
Payment Standard Range $1,201 to $1,467 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,551 to $3,117

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

King City, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 164
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.16%
Average Renter Household Size 4.32
Average Household Size 4.46
Median Household Income $40,238 ±$6,987
Median Rent $997 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.38% ± 10.43pp
Total Population 13,389

Population and Household Demographics

King City is a city in Monterey County, California with a population of 13,389. There are 2,976 households in the city with an average household size of 4.46 persons. 57.16% of households in King City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in King City

The median gross income for households in King City is $40,238 a year, or $3,353 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 King City, a household making less than $3,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.38% of households who rent are overburdened in King City.

Area Median Income In King 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 King City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monterey County.

In King City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 King 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 King City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
80% of Median $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900 $96,100 $102,300