Affordable Housing In Lake County
California

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County

Austin Manor Autumn Village

14900 Burns Valley Rd
Clearlake, CA
$587
1 BR
Subsidized

Adagio Apartments

15117 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ridge Lake Apartments

15160 Austin Dr
Clearlake, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Orchard Garden Apartments

5025 Gaddy Ct
Kelseyville, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Olympic Villa Apartments

14580 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, CA
Subsidized

North Shore Villas

5860 E Highway 20
Lucerne, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lakeview Housing

525 Bevins St
Lakeport, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Clearlake Oaks Manor

14102 E Highway 20
Clearlake Oaks, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sunshine Manor

2031 Giselman St
Lakeport, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Highlands Village

6215 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Lake County

Housing Authority Programs
Lake County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, California

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 943 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, California. Lake County features 555 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 348 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lake County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 943
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 555
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $35,578 ±$2,034
Median Rent $891 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.57% ± 4.24pp
Total Population 64,158

Population and Household Demographics

Lake County is a County in California with a population of 64,158. There are 26,993 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 36.97% of households in Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County

The median gross income for households in Lake County is $35,578 a year, or $2,965 a month. The median rent for the county is $891 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $2,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.1

Area Median Income In Lake 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 Lake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,500

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 Lake 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 Lake County HUD Rental Assistance in Lake 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 Lake County

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

From 1987 to 2008, 14 low income apartment communities containing 686 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$662 $773 $1,016 $1,466 $1,567

Cities In Lake County

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City Listings Served By
Clearlake 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearlake is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Clearlake Oaks 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearlake Oaks is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Kelseyville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kelseyville is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Lucerne 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucerne is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Lakeport 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeport is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Upper Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Lake is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Middletown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Lake County Housing Commission.
Nice 0
Clearlake Riviera 0
Cobb 0
Hidden Valley Lake 0
Lower Lake 0
North Lakeport 0
Soda Bay 0