Affordable Housing In Merced County
California

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Merced County

Sierra Meadows Apartments

720 W 15th St
Merced, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Los Banos II Family Apartments

2125 Gilbert Gonzalez Jr Dr
Los Banos, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Sca Homes

505 Cartmell Way
Merced, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Carrington Pointe

1985 San Luis St
Los Banos, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Self - Help Enterprises

1001 B St
Livingston, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Scattered Sites

736 Abby Cir
Los Banos, CA

Haven Park Partners II

43 Skylark St
Merced, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Almond Garden Elderly Apartments

16200 Delhi Ave
Delhi, CA
Subsidized

Palos Verde Apartments

21797 Reynolds Ave
Dos Palos, CA
Subsidized

Heritage Village Apartments

1156 San Luis St
Los Banos, CA
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Merced County

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 263,885

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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City Listings Served By
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.
Ballico 0
Bear Creek 0
Cressey 0
Dos Palos Y 0
El Nido 0
Franklin 0
Hilmar Irwin 0
McSwain 0
Santa Nella 0
Snelling 0
South Dos Palos 0
Stevinson 0
Tuttle 0
University of California Merced 0
Volta 0
Winton 0
Hilmar-Irwin 0