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Affordable Housing In Marin City
Marin County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Marin City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marin City, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Marin City, California.

Income Based Apartments in Marin City, California

Marin City 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 Marin City, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marin City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marin City, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marin City landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Marin City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marin City, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 Marin City, 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 $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657
Payment Standard Range $1,977 to $2,417 $2,448 to $2,992 $3,005 to $3,673 $3,929 to $4,802 $4,191 to $5,123

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marin City, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 72.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $40,321 ±$3,426
Median Rent $1,329 ±$119
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.5% ± 10.97pp
Total Population 3,048

Population and Household Demographics

Marin City is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 3,048. There are 1,224 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 72.96% of households in Marin City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marin City

The median gross income for households in Marin City is $40,321 a year, or $3,360 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,329 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marin City, a household making less than $4,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Marin City.

Area Median Income In Marin City

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 Marin City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In Marin City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $143,100

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 Marin City

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 Marin City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
50% of Median $60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $87,000 $94,000 $100,950 $107,900 $114,850
80% of Median $97,600 $111,550 $125,500 $139,400 $150,600 $161,750 $172,900 $184,050