Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Modoc County, CA

Discover affordable housing in Modoc County where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

El Rancho Apartments

400 and 401 East 12th St, Alturas, California 96101

Alturas Meadows Apartments

506 E 12th St, Ofc, Alturas, California 96101

Modoc West Apartments

310 W 2nd St, Alturas, California 96101

Alturas Gardens

310 E McDowell Ave, Alturas, California 96101

Newell Migrant Ctr

Dunsmuir St, Newell, California

calendar_today Opened: Nov 30
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Modoc County, California
$2.14 (+13%) more than California minimum wage and $10.89 (+150%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Modoc County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Homeownership, Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Modoc County, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Modoc County.

How many renters live in Modoc County, California?

The County of Modoc County has 8,651 people living in 3,403 households.

There are 2,041 renters living in 846 renter households in this County. Renters make up 23.59 percent of the population living in Modoc County.

What is the rental market like in Modoc County, California?

There are an estimated 4,784 housing units in the Modoc County area. Of these, 854 units are rental homes, making up 18 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Modoc County, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Modoc County?

The rental vacancy rate in Modoc County is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Modoc County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Modoc County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
37 98 323 366 10
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Modoc County

A large number of apartments in Modoc County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Modoc County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 39 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Modoc County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $660 to $1,572. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $660
One BR $802
Two BR $958
Three BR $1,158
Four BR $1,572
2024 Fair Market Rents in Modoc County, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Modoc County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 37 100 percent
One BR 78 80 percent
Two BR 210 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Modoc County, California

How many affordable rental units are in Modoc County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Modoc County, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 47
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 106
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 60
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 42
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Modoc County, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Modoc County, California

Modoc County features 166 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 Modoc County, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Modoc County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Modoc County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Modoc County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Modoc County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Modoc County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $862 and $1,054.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.