Affordable Housing In Mariposa County
California

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mariposa County

Mariposa Apartments

5075 Saint Andrews Rd
Mariposa, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Mariposa Terrace Apartments

5020 Coakley Circle
Mariposa, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Mariposa Terrace II Apartments

5072 Saint Andrews Rd
Mariposa, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Mariposa Terrace Apartments

5020 Coakley Circle
Mariposa, CA
Subsidized

Mariposa Terrace Apartments II

5072 St. Andrew Rd
Mariposa, CA
HCV Welcome

Whispering Pines Apartments

6979 Hwy 140
Midpines, CA
HCV Welcome

Mariposa Oaks Apartments

5071 Circle Dr
Mariposa, CA
Subsidized
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 166 affordable apartments for rent in Mariposa County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 114 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Mariposa County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 52 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Mariposa County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mariposa County, California

Mariposa County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 166
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 114
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 17,789
Housing Units 7,345
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $47,681 ±$4,294
Median Rent $812 ±$99
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.47% ± 6.81pp

Population and Household Demographics

Mariposa County is a County in California with a population of 17,789. There are 7,345 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 28.88% of households in Mariposa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mariposa County

The median gross income for households in Mariposa County is $47,681 a year, or $3,973 a month. The median rent for the county is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mariposa County, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Mariposa County.1

Area Median Income In Mariposa 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 Mariposa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,600

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 Mariposa 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 Mariposa County HUD Rental Assistance in Mariposa 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 Mariposa County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 1996, 4 low income apartment communities containing 118 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mariposa 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 Mariposa 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 Mariposa 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 Mariposa 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$662 $736 $973 $1,337 $1,709

Cities In Mariposa County

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City Listings Served By
Mariposa 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mariposa are the Mariposa County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Midpines 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Midpines are the Mariposa County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Bear Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Bootjack 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bootjack is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Buck Meadows 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buck Meadows is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Catheys Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catheys Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Coultervillle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coultervillle is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
El Portal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Portal is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Fish Camp 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fish Camp is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Greeley Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greeley Hill is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Hornitos 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hornitos is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Lake Don Pedro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Don Pedro is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Wawona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wawona is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Yosemite Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yosemite Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.