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Affordable Housing In Madera
Madera County, California

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madera

Valle De Las Brisas Apartments

101 E Adell St
Madera, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Valley Vista Apartments

1832 Merced St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Village at Madera

501 Monterey St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Creekside Apartments

1601 Creekside Dr
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Yosemite Manor

108 S P St
Madera, California
Subsidized

Clinton Avenue Apartments

815 Clinton St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Sherwood Point Apartments

338 W Sherwood Way
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Sunrise Terrace

601 Sunrise Ave
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Parksdale Village

13549 Wood St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Madera County

2236 Tozer St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Madera

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Madera Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madera, California

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,587 affordable apartments for rent in Madera, California.

Income Based Apartments in Madera, California

Madera features 508 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 Madera, California

There are 872 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madera.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madera, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Madera landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Madera.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madera, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $995 and $1,216.

2020 Madera, 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 $833 $839 $1,105 $1,584 $1,717
Payment Standard Range $750 to $916 $755 to $923 $995 to $1,216 $1,426 to $1,742 $1,545 to $1,889

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Madera, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,587
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 508
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.26%
Average Renter Household Size 3.92
Average Household Size 3.73
Median Household Income $40,457 ±$1,981
Median Rent $890 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.4% ± 4.87pp
Total Population 63,053

Population and Household Demographics

Madera is a city in Madera County, California with a population of 63,053. There are 16,791 households in the city with an average household size of 3.73 persons. 52.26% of households in Madera are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madera

The median gross income for households in Madera is $40,457 a year, or $3,371 a month. The median rent for the city is $890 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madera, a household making less than $2,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Madera.

Area Median Income In Madera

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 Madera, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madera County.

In Madera, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,400

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 Madera

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 Madera

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