Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Monterey County
California

105 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monterey County

Castroville Fl Ctr

11201 Seymour St
Castroville, California

Soledad Townhouses

438 Benito Street
Soledad, California

Flh Community Prop

30 La Posada Drive
Salinas, California

King City Migrant Center

440 Jayne Street
King City, California

Jardines De Soledad

501 Andalucia Street
Soledad, California

Housing Authorities that serve Monterey County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monterey County, California

There are 105 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,816 affordable apartments for rent in Monterey County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Monterey County, California

Monterey County features 1,993 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 Monterey County, California

There are 4,388 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monterey County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monterey County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monterey County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Monterey County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monterey County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2020 Monterey 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 $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834
Payment Standard Range $1,201 to $1,467 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,551 to $3,117

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monterey County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 105
Total Low Income Apartments 6,816
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,993
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.76%
Average Renter Household Size 3.43
Average Household Size 3.26
Median Household Income $58,783 ±$1,121
Median Rent $1,236 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.51% ± 1.63pp
Total Population 428,441

Population and Household Demographics

Monterey County is a county in California with a population of 428,441. There are 125,402 households in the county with an average household size of 3.26 persons. 50.76% of households in Monterey County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monterey County

The median gross income for households in Monterey County is $58,783 a year, or $4,899 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,236 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monterey County, a household making less than $4,120 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Monterey County.

Area Median Income In Monterey 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 Monterey County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 Monterey 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Monterey County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
80% of Median $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900 $96,100 $102,300

Cities In Monterey County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Aromas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aromas is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Boronda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boronda is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Bradley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradley is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Carmel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Carmel by the Sea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel by the Sea is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Carmel Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Carmel Valley Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel Valley Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Carmel-by-the-Sea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel-by-the-Sea is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Castroville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castroville is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Chualar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chualar is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Del Monte Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Del Monte Forest is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Del Rey Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Del Rey Oaks is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Elkhorn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkhorn is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Gonzales The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gonzales is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
King City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves King City is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Las Lomas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Las Lomas is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Lockwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockwood is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Marina The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marina is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Monterey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monterey is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Moss Landing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moss Landing is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Pacific Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pacific Grove is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Pajaro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pajaro is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Pine Canyon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Canyon is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Prunedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prunedale is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Salinas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salinas is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
San Ardo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Ardo is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
San Lucas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Lucas is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Sand City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sand City is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Seaside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seaside is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Soledad The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Soledad are the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey and Housing Authority of the City of Soledad.
Spreckels The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spreckels is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.
Valley Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.