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Affordable Housing In Kings County
California

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kings County

Westgate Manor Apts

2330 Sherman Ave
Corcoran, California

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

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,667 affordable apartments for rent in Kings County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Kings County, California

Kings County features 1,199 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 Kings County, California

There are 1,468 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kings County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kings County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kings County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kings County.

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

2020 Kings County, 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.

Kings County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,667
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,199
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.59%
Average Renter Household Size 3.20
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $46,481 ±$1,200
Median Rent $881 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.71% ± 2.86pp
Total Population 150,998

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.

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 $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 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 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 $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

Cities In Kings County

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