Affordable Housing In Mill Valley
Marin County, California

Affordable Housing programs support 459 income based apartments in Mill Valley where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 50 affordable apartments in Mill Valley that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Mill Valley, California

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Mill Valley.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.
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Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Mill Valley.

Fireside Apartments

115 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, California
$750-1,250
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Camino Alto Apartments

260 Camino Alto Ct
Mill Valley, California
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mill Creek Apartments

60 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, California
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shelter Hill Apartments

37 Miwok Way
Mill Valley, California
Rent Assisted

The Redwoods II

40 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, California
Rent Assisted

Kruger Pines

47 N Knoll Rd
Mill Valley, California
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Mill Valley, 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
Marin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mill Valley.

Mill Valley, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mill Valley, California

Mill Valley features 459 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 Mill Valley, California

There are 50 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mill Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mill Valley, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mill Valley landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mill Valley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mill Valley, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,869 and $3,507.

2023 Mill Valley, 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
Mill Valley, California Fair Market Rent $2,156 $2,665 $3,188 $3,912 $4,283
Mill Valley, California Payment Standard Range $1,940 to $2,372 $2,399 to $2,932 $2,869 to $3,507 $3,521 to $4,303 $3,855 to $4,711

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mill Valley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 509
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 459
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $143,005 ±$11,688
Median Rent $1,861 ±$154
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.38% ± 10.23pp
Total Population 14,243

Population and Household Demographics

Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 14,243. There are 5,867 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 31.14% of households in Mill Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mill Valley

The median gross income for households in Mill Valley is $143,005 a year, or $11,917 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,861 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mill Valley, a household making less than $6,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Mill Valley.

Area Median Income In Mill Valley

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Mill Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In Mill Valley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $166,000

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 Mill Valley

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 Mill Valley

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mill Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mill Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$65,250 $74,600 $83,900 $93,200 $100,700 $108,150 $115,600 $123,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mill Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$104,400 $119,300 $134,200 $149,100 $161,050 $173,000 $184,900 $196,850