Affordable Housing In Mendocino County
California

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mendocino County

Brush Meadow Apartments

350 Brush St
Ukiah, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ukiah Terrace Apartments

1164 Mulberry
Ukiah, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Holly Heights I & II Apartments

77 Holly St
Willits, CA
Subsidized

Coyote Valley Homes I Apartments

Coyote Valley Reservation
Redwood Valley, CA
Call For Rent
3-5 BR
HCV Welcome

River Garden Apartments

421 South St
Fort Bragg, CA
Subsidized

Walnut Village

1240 N Pine St
Ukiah, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Orchard Village Apartments

548 Ford St
Ukiah, CA
Subsidized

Orchard Manor

610 Orchard Ave
Ukiah, CA
Subsidized

Mccarty Manor

741 Waugh Ln
Ukiah, CA
Subsidized

Lenore Street Apartments

251 S Lenore St
Willits, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Mendocino County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mendocino County, California

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 982 affordable apartments for rent in Mendocino County, California. Mendocino County features 608 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 374 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mendocino County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mendocino County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 982
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 608
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $42,980 ±$1,757
Median Rent $960 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.77% ± 3.67pp
Total Population 87,544

Population and Household Demographics

Mendocino County is a County in California with a population of 87,544. There are 34,017 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 42.15% of households in Mendocino County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mendocino County

The median gross income for households in Mendocino County is $42,980 a year, or $3,582 a month. The median rent for the county is $960 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mendocino County, a household making less than $3,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Mendocino County.1

Area Median Income In Mendocino 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 Mendocino County, 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 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 Mendocino County HUD Rental Assistance in Mendocino 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 Mendocino County

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

From 1990 to 2011, 9 low income apartment communities containing 431 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mendocino 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 Mendocino 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 Mendocino 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 Mendocino 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$805 $892 $1,173 $1,659 $1,932

Cities In Mendocino County

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City Listings Served By
Ukiah 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ukiah is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Willits 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willits is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Fort Bragg 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Bragg is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Point Arena 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Point Arena is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Albion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albion is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Anchor Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anchor Bay is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Boonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boonville is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Brooktrails 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooktrails is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Calpella 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calpella is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Caspar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caspar is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Cleone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cleone is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Comptche 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Comptche is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Covelo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Covelo is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Hopland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopland is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Laytonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laytonville is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Leggett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leggett is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Little River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little River is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Manchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Mendocino 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mendocino is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Philo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Philo is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Potter Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potter Valley is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Redwood Valley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redwood Valley is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.
Talmage 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Talmage is the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County.