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Affordable Housing In Lakehead
Shasta County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Lakehead

Housing Authority Programs
Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lakehead, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Lakehead, California

Lakehead 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 Lakehead, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lakehead, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lakehead, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,063.

2020 Lakehead, 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 $630 $744 $966 $1,394 $1,696
Payment Standard Range $567 to $693 $670 to $818 $869 to $1,063 $1,255 to $1,533 $1,526 to $1,866

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lakehead, 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 25.78%
Average Renter Household Size 3.24
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $30,357 ±$24,761
Median Rent $905 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.12% ± 11.9pp
Total Population 673

Population and Household Demographics

Lakehead is a city in Shasta County, California with a population of 673. There are 256 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 25.78% of households in Lakehead are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lakehead

The median gross income for households in Lakehead is $30,357 a year, or $2,530 a month. The median rent for the city is $905 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lakehead, a household making less than $3,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Lakehead.

Area Median Income In Lakehead

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 Lakehead, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shasta County.

In Lakehead, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Lakehead

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 Lakehead

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