Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Merced, CA

Discover affordable housing in Merced where there are 24+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Laurel Glen

777 Loughborough Dr, Merced, California 95348

bed 1-2
payment $583-714/mo.

Gateway Terrace

410 Lesher Dr., Merced, California 95341

bed 2-4

Merced Golden Manor

338 T St, Merced, California 95341

Merced Commons I

290 Q St, Merced, California 95341

Alamar Apartments I & II

218 S Canal St, Merced, California 95341

bed 2-4
payment $620-790/mo.

The Retreat at Merced

1137 B St., Merced, California 95341

bed 1-3
payment $696-939/mo.

Sunny View Apartments

1108 D St, Merced, California 95341

Sunnyside Apartments

988 D Street , Merced, California 95341

bed 3-4
payment $775/mo.

Sierra Meadows Apartments

720 W 15th St, Merced, California 95340

bed 1-2
payment $701-859/mo.

The Grove Apartments

340 S Parsons Ave, Merced, California 95341

Childs Avenue Apartments

1296 W 1st St, Merced, California 95341

Willowbrook Apartments II

1756 Willowbrook Dr, Merced, California 95348

Tioga Apartments

1715 N St, Merced, California 95340

Merced Gardens

3299 Meadows Avenue, Merced, California 95348

bed 1-3

Woodbridge Place

3028 Willowbrook Dr, Merced, California 95348

bed 1-3

Merced Migrant Cntr

2753 N Santa Fe Avenue, Merced, California

Gateway Homes

401 George Dr, Merced, California 95348

Haven Park Partners IV

199 South G St, Merced, California 95341

Haven Park Partners III

189 South G St, Merced, California 95341

Glenhaven Park

24 W Swallow St, Merced, California 95341

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Merced, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Merced, California
$10.89 (+68%) more than California minimum wage and $19.64 (+271%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Merced, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Merced, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Merced.

How many renters live in Merced, California?

The City of Merced has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 49.26 percent of the population living in Merced.

What is the rental market like in Merced, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Merced area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Merced, California, there are 1.11 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Merced?

The rental vacancy rate in Merced is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Merced for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Merced
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,095 2,249 4,814 4,669 2,088
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Merced

A large number of apartments in Merced have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Merced

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $994 to $2,410. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $994
One BR $1,159
Two BR $1,420
Three BR $1,995
Four BR $2,410
2024 Fair Market Rents in Merced, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Merced?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 622 57 percent
One BR 1,381 61 percent
Two BR 3,574 74 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Merced, California

How many affordable rental units are in Merced?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Merced, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Merced, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Merced, California

Merced features 349 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 Merced, California

There are 1,248 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Merced.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Merced, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Merced landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Merced.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Merced, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,278 and $1,562.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.