Sea Cliff Apartments

531 Cypress St
Fort Bragg, California

LENORE Street Senior Housing

Willits, California

Sun House Senior Apartments

170 Cleveland Lane
Ukiah, California

Tribal Winds

209 Little Lake Way
Covelo, California
S. 515 Rural

Ukiah Green South

1130 Mulberry Street
Ukiah, California
S. 515 Rural
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There are 501 low-income apartments in Mendocino County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 659 low-income homes in Mendocino County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $412 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 16th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mendocino County, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mendocino County.

Mendocino County, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mendocino County, California

Mendocino County features 659 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 County, California

There are 501 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mendocino County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mendocino County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mendocino County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mendocino County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mendocino County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,175 and $1,436.

2023 Mendocino County, 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
Mendocino County, California Fair Market Rent $988 $995 $1,305 $1,844 $2,223
Mendocino County, California Payment Standard Range $889 to $1,087 $896 to $1,095 $1,175 to $1,436 $1,660 to $2,028 $2,001 to $2,445

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mendocino County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 1,172
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 659
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.

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 $89,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Mendocino County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mendocino County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mendocino County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mendocino County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800