Affordable Housing In Modoc County
California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Modoc County

El Rancho Apartments

400 & 401 East 12th St
Alturas, CA
$350-403
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Modoc West Apartments

310 W 2nd St
Alturas, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR

Alturas Meadows Apartments

506 E 12th St, Ofc
Alturas, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Alturas Gardens

310 E McDowell Ave
Alturas, CA
Subsidized
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 139 affordable apartments for rent in Modoc County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 124 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Modoc County, HUD housing programs support 112 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Modoc County

Housing Authority Programs
Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Modoc County, California

Modoc County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 139
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 124
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 9,184
Housing Units 3,745
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $37,860 ±$4,210
Median Rent $653 ±$112
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.86% ± 10.71pp

Population and Household Demographics

Modoc County is a County in California with a population of 9,184. There are 3,745 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 26.11% of households in Modoc County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Modoc County

The median gross income for households in Modoc County is $37,860 a year, or $3,155 a month. The median rent for the county is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Modoc County, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Modoc County.1

Area Median Income In Modoc 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 Modoc County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

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 Modoc 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 Modoc County HUD Rental Assistance in Modoc 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Modoc County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2008 to 2008, 1 low income apartment communities containing 47 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Modoc County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Modoc County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Modoc County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Modoc County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$476 $529 $700 $1,012 $1,125

Cities In Modoc County

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City Listings Served By
Alturas 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alturas is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Newell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newell is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Adin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adin is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
California Pines 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves California Pines is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Canby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canby is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Cedarville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedarville is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Daphnedale Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Daphnedale Park is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Eagleville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagleville is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Fort Bidwell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Bidwell is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Lake City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake City is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Likely 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Likely is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
Lookout 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lookout is the Shasta County Housing Authority.
New Pine Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Pine Creek is the Shasta County Housing Authority.