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Affordable Housing In Mammoth Lakes
Mono County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mammoth Lakes

Bristlecone Apartments

3072 Chateau Rd
Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Lakes, Town Of

448 Sierra Manor Rd
Mammoth Lakes, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Mammoth Lakes

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mammoth Lakes, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Income Based Apartments in Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Lakes 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 Mammoth Lakes, California

There are 110 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mammoth Lakes.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mammoth Lakes, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mammoth Lakes, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,161 and $1,419.

2020 Mammoth Lakes, 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 $872 $979 $1,290 $1,699 $2,058
Payment Standard Range $785 to $959 $881 to $1,077 $1,161 to $1,419 $1,529 to $1,869 $1,852 to $2,264

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mammoth Lakes, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.62%
Average Renter Household Size 3.45
Average Household Size 2.95
Median Household Income $55,799 ±$10,814
Median Rent $1,143 ±$161
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.55% ± 11.08pp
Total Population 8,104

Population and Household Demographics

Mammoth Lakes is a city in Mono County, California with a population of 8,104. There are 2,693 households in the city with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 53.62% of households in Mammoth Lakes are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mammoth Lakes

The median gross income for households in Mammoth Lakes is $55,799 a year, or $4,650 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,143 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mammoth Lakes, a household making less than $3,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Mammoth Lakes.

Area Median Income In Mammoth Lakes

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 Mammoth Lakes, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mono County.

In Mammoth Lakes, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,900

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 Mammoth Lakes

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 Mammoth Lakes

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,000 $19,400 $21,850 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,350 $32,400 $36,450 $40,450 $43,700 $46,950 $50,200 $53,400
80% of Median $45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450