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Affordable Housing In Madera County

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madera County

Oak Terrace Apartments II

48176 Lindsay Lane
Oakhurst, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oak Terrace Apartments

48176 Lindsay Ln
Oakhurst, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Valle De Las Brisas Apartments

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

Chowchilla Garden Apartments

300 Myer Dr
Chowchilla, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oakhurst Apartments

48444 Victoria Lane
Oakhurst, California

Valley Vista Apartments

1832 Merced St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Chowchilla Terrace Apartments

201 Washington Rd
Chowchilla, California

Village at Madera

501 Monterey St
Madera, California
Accepts Vouchers

Golden Acres

900 Hospital Dr
Chowchilla, California

Colusa Avenue Apartments

455 Colusa Ave
Chowchilla, California

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madera County, California

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,975 affordable apartments for rent in Madera County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Madera County, California

Madera County features 713 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 County, California

There are 1,055 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madera County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madera County, California

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

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

2020 Madera County, 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 research.

Madera County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 1,975
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 713
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.

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 $59,400

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 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 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 $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

Cities In Madera County

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City Served By
Bass Lake
Bonadelle Ranchos Madera Ranchos
Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos
La Vina
Madera The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madera is the Housing Authority of the City of Madera.
Madera Acres
Rolling Hills
Yosemite Lakes