Affordable Housing In Kings County
California

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kings County

Armona Village Apartments

13845 Lyn St, Ofc
Armona, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Alderwood

990 Fox Street
Lemoore, CA
$478-901
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Villa Esperanza

500 E Alpine St
Avenal, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Kings Manor Apartments

1420 North Avenue
Corcoran, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wien Manor Apartments

505 S Corcoran Ave
Avenal, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Kings Garden Apartments

1224 Fernot Way, Suite A
Hanford, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Pleasant Valley Manor Apartments

1017 Dome St
Avenal, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Heritage Park at Hanford Apartments

439 Centennial Drive
Hanford, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Corcoran Garden Apartments

1307 Bainum Avenue
Corcoran, CA
HCV Welcome

Carolyn Apartments

920 6 1/2 Ave
Corcoran, CA
Subsidized

There are 36 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,303 affordable apartments for rent in Kings County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 804 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Kings County, HUD housing programs support 348 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,499 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Kings County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kings County, California

Kings County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,303
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 804
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.59%
Average Renter Household Size 3.20
Total Population 150,998
Housing Units 41,554
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $46,481 ±$1,200
Median Rent $881 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.71% ± 2.86pp

Population and Household Demographics

Kings County is a County in California with a population of 150,998. There are 41,554 households in the county with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 48.59% of households in Kings County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kings County

The median gross income for households in Kings County is $46,481 a year, or $3,873 a month. The median rent for the county is $881 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kings County, a household making less than $2,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Kings County.1

Area Median Income In Kings 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 Kings County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,100

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 Kings 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 Kings County HUD Rental Assistance in Kings County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kings County

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

From 1989 to 2010, 22 low income apartment communities containing 1,455 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kings 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 Kings County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Kings County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Kings 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$778 $811 $987 $1,427 $1,559

Cities In Kings County

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City Listings Served By
Hanford 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanford is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Corcoran 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corcoran is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Lemoore 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemoore is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Armona 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Armona is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Avenal 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avenal is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Grangeville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grangeville is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Hardwick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hardwick is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Home Garden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Home Garden is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Kettleman City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kettleman City is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Lemoore Station 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemoore Station is the Housing Authority of Kings County.
Stratford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stratford is the Housing Authority of Kings County.