Affordable Housing In Lassen County
California

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lassen County

Meadowbrook Apartments

555 N Roop St
Susanville, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Parkview Garden Apartments

320 Limoneria Ave #2
Susanville, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Citrus Manor Apartments

500 Limoneria Ave
Susanville, CA
Income Based
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Millview

780 Hall Street,
Susanville, CA
$774-814
1-2 BR

Susan River Apartments

1625 Riverside Dr
Susanville, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Feather River Apartments

100 Delwood St
Westwood, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Westwood Senior Apartments

671-315 Finland Dr
Westwood, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Eskaton Lassen Manor

205 N Mesa Street
Susanville, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Susanville Gardens Apartments

1070 Paiute Lane
Susanville, CA
HCV Welcome
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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 381 affordable apartments for rent in Lassen County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 263 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lassen County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 118 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lassen County

Housing Authority Programs
Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Lassen County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lassen County, California

Lassen County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 381
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 263
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 32,645
Housing Units 9,707
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $51,555 ±$2,789
Median Rent $882 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.88% ± 5.43pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lassen County is a County in California with a population of 32,645. There are 9,707 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 34.94% of households in Lassen County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lassen County

The median gross income for households in Lassen County is $51,555 a year, or $4,296 a month. The median rent for the county is $882 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lassen County, a household making less than $2,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Lassen County.1

Area Median Income In Lassen 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 Lassen County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,300

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 Lassen 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 Lassen County HUD Rental Assistance in Lassen County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,350 $30,750 $34,150 $36,900 $39,650 $42,350 $45,100
80% of Median $38,300 $43,750 $49,200 $54,650 $59,050 $63,400 $67,800 $72,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lassen County

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

From 1988 to 2007, 4 low income apartment communities containing 143 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lassen 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 Lassen County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,950 $27,350 $30,750 $34,150 $36,900 $39,650 $42,350 $45,100
60% of Median $28,740 $32,820 $36,900 $40,980 $44,280 $47,580 $50,820 $54,120

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 Lassen County is $36,900 a year, or $3,075 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,075 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $923 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% $599 $641 $769 $888 $991 $1,093
60% $719 $770 $923 $1,066 $1,190 $1,312
Fair Market Rents in Lassen 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
$577 $641 $848 $1,226 $1,356

Cities In Lassen County

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City Listings Served By
Susanville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Susanville are the Lassen County and Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Westwood 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westwood are the Lassen County and Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Bieber 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bieber is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Clear Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clear Creek is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Doyle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doyle is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Herlong 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herlong is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Janesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Janesville is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Johnstonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnstonville is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Litchfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Litchfield is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Nubieber 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nubieber is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Patton Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patton Village is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Spaulding 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spaulding is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.