Affordable Housing In Mendocino
Mendocino County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Mendocino

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mendocino, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Mendocino, California

Mendocino 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 Mendocino, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mendocino, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mendocino, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,056 and $1,290.

2020 Mendocino, 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 $805 $892 $1,173 $1,659 $1,932
Payment Standard Range $725 to $886 $803 to $981 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,493 to $1,825 $1,739 to $2,125

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mendocino, 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 22.91%
Average Renter Household Size 1.49
Average Household Size 1.78
Median Household Income $50,951 ±$35,448
Median Rent $894 ±$462
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 69.41% ± 62.42pp
Total Population 701

Population and Household Demographics

Mendocino is a City in Mendocino County, California with a population of 701. There are 371 households in the city with an average household size of 1.78 persons. 22.91% of households in Mendocino are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mendocino

The median gross income for households in Mendocino is $50,951 a year, or $4,246 a month. The median rent for the city is $894 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mendocino, a household making less than $2,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 69.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Mendocino.1

Area Median Income In Mendocino

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 Mendocino, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mendocino County.

In Mendocino, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,700

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 Mendocino

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 Mendocino

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