Affordable Housing In Mendocino County
California

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mendocino County

Walnut Apartments CO Fpi Management

311 Walnut St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

California

1175 S State St
Ukiah, California

Moura Senior Housing

400 South St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Summercreek Village

755 Village Cir
Ukiah, California

Duncan Place Apartments

301 Cypress St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Sea Cliff Apartments

531 Cypress St
Fort Bragg, California
Subsidized

Ukiah Green South

1130 Mulberry Street
Ukiah, California

Ukiah Green

1120 Mulberry Street
Ukiah, California

LENORE Street Senior Housing

251 S LENORE AVE
Willits, California

Tribal Winds

209 Little Lake Way
Covelo, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mendocino County, California

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 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,103 affordable apartments for rent in Mendocino County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Mendocino County, California

Mendocino County features 639 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 452 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 $1,121 and $1,370.

2022 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 $945 $954 $1,245 $1,729 $2,131
Mendocino County, California Payment Standard Range $851 to $1,040 $859 to $1,049 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,556 to $1,902 $1,918 to $2,344

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mendocino County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 639
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 $65,900

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$15,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
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.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400

Cities In Mendocino County

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