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Affordable Housing In Mill Valley
Marin County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mill Valley

Fireside Apartments

115 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, California
Studio-2 BR

Camino Alto Apartments

260 Camino Alto Ct
Mill Valley, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mill Creek Apartments

60 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Shelter Hill Apartments

37 Miwok Way
Mill Valley, California

The Redwoods II

40 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, California

Kruger Pines

47 N Knoll Rd
Mill Valley, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Mill Valley

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Marin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mill Valley, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 509 affordable apartments for rent in Mill Valley, California.

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 $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657
Payment Standard Range $1,977 to $2,417 $2,448 to $2,992 $3,005 to $3,673 $3,929 to $4,802 $4,191 to $5,123

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $143,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
50% of Median $60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $87,000 $94,000 $100,950 $107,900 $114,850
80% of Median $97,600 $111,550 $125,500 $139,400 $150,600 $161,750 $172,900 $184,050