Affordable Housing In Merced County
43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Merced County
Housing Authorities that serve Merced County
|Housing Authority of the County of Merced||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Merced County, California
There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,563 affordable apartments for rent in Merced County, California.
Income Based Apartments in Merced County, California
Merced County features 1,047 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 County, California
There are 1,516 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Merced County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Merced County, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Merced County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Merced County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Merced County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.
2020 Merced 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$651||$782||$947||$1,366||$1,652|
|Payment Standard Range||$586 to $716||$704 to $860||$852 to $1,042||$1,229 to $1,503||$1,487 to $1,817|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Merced County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||43|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,563|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,047|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||48.36%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.47|
|Average Household Size||3.32|
|Median Household Income||$42,462 ±$1,214|
|Median Rent||$873 ±$16|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||51.33% ± 2.62pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Merced County is a County in California with a population of 263,885. There are 77,692 households in the county with an average household size of 3.32 persons. 48.36% of households in Merced County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Merced County
The median gross income for households in Merced County is $42,462 a year, or $3,539 a month. The median rent for the county is $873 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Merced County, a household making less than $2,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Merced County.1
Area Median Income In Merced 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 Merced County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500
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 Merced 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 Merced County HUD Rental Assistance in Merced 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|
Cities In Merced County
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|Merced||20||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merced is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Los Banos||9||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Banos is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Delhi||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delhi is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Livingston||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livingston is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Planada||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Planada is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Le Grand||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Le Grand is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Gustine||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gustine is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Atwater||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atwater is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
|Dos Palos||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dos Palos is the Housing Authority of the County of Merced.|
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|South Dos Palos||0|
|University of California Merced||0|