Affordable Housing In Madera County

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madera County

Oak Terrace Apartments II

48176 Lindsay Lane
Oakhurst, CA
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1 BR
HCV Welcome

Oak Terrace Apartments

48176 Lindsay Ln
Oakhurst, CA
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1 BR
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Valle De Las Brisas Apartments

101 E Adell St
Madera, CA
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1 BR
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Chowchilla Garden Apartments

300 Myer Dr
Chowchilla, CA
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1-4 BR
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Oakhurst Apartments

48444 Victoria Lane
Oakhurst, CA

Chowchilla Terrace Apartments

201 Washington Rd
Chowchilla, CA

Village at Madera

501 Monterey St
Madera, CA
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Golden Acres

900 Hospital Dr
Chowchilla, CA

Colusa Avenue Apartments

455 Colusa Ave
Chowchilla, CA

Creekside Apartments

1601 Creekside Dr
Madera, CA
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Madera County

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 County, California

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,703 affordable apartments for rent in Madera County, California. Madera County features 648 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,055 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madera County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Madera County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,703
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 648
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.12%
Average Renter Household Size 3.69
Average Household Size 3.35
Median Household Income $45,073 ±$1,837
Median Rent $926 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.66% ± 3.93pp
Total Population 153,187

Population and Household Demographics

Madera County is a County in California with a population of 153,187. There are 43,159 households in the county with an average household size of 3.35 persons. 39.12% of households in Madera County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madera County

The median gross income for households in Madera County is $45,073 a year, or $3,756 a month. The median rent for the county is $926 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madera County, a household making less than $3,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Madera County.1

Area Median Income In Madera 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 Madera County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,100

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 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 Madera County HUD Rental Assistance in Madera 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 Madera 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 2011, 22 low income apartment communities containing 1,326 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Madera 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 Madera 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 Madera 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 Madera 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
$833 $839 $1,105 $1,584 $1,717

Cities In Madera County

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City Listings Served By
Madera 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madera is the Housing Authority of the City of Madera.
Chowchilla 6
Oakhurst 4
Ahwahnee 0
Bass Lake 0
Bonadelle Ranchos Madera Ranchos 0
Coarsegold 0
Fairmead 0
La Vina 0
Madera Acres 0
Nipinnawasee 0
Parksdale 0
Parkwood 0
Rolling Hills 0
Yosemite Lakes 0
Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos 0