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Affordable Housing In Morgan Hill
Santa Clara County, California

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morgan Hill

The Willows

50 W Edmundson Avenue
Morgan Hill, California
$632-1,259
2-4 BR

Sycamore Glen

140 W Dunne Avenue
Morgan Hill, California
$864-1,045
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Orchard Ranch

16873 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, California

Park Place Apartments

16480 Del Monte Avenue
Morgan Hill, California

Jasmine Square Apartments

16500 Monterey Street
Morgan Hill, California

Royal Court Apartments

17915 Monterey Street
Morgan Hill, California

Villa Ciolino

80 Ciolino Avenue
Morgan Hill, California

Village Avante

16480 Del Monte Ave
Morgan Hill, California
Subsidized

Cochrane Village Morgan Hill

18555 Butterfield Blvd
Morgan Hill, California

Depot Commons

17145 Depot Street
Morgan Hill, California
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Morgan Hill

Housing Authority Programs
San Jose City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Santa Clara County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Morgan Hill, California

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 814 affordable apartments for rent in Morgan Hill, California.

Income Based Apartments in Morgan Hill, California

Morgan Hill features 144 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 Morgan Hill, California

There are 670 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morgan Hill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morgan Hill, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morgan Hill landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Morgan Hill.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morgan Hill, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,673 and $3,267.

2020 Morgan Hill, 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 $2,103 $2,458 $2,970 $3,943 $4,525
Payment Standard Range $1,893 to $2,313 $2,212 to $2,704 $2,673 to $3,267 $3,549 to $4,337 $4,073 to $4,978

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Morgan Hill, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 814
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.09%
Average Renter Household Size 3.15
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $96,051 ±$3,764
Median Rent $1,686 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.47% ± 6.49pp
Total Population 40,872

Population and Household Demographics

Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 40,872. There are 13,460 households in the city with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 29.09% of households in Morgan Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morgan Hill

The median gross income for households in Morgan Hill is $96,051 a year, or $8,004 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,686 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morgan Hill, a household making less than $5,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Morgan Hill.

Area Median Income In Morgan Hill

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 Morgan Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Clara County.

In Morgan Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $141,600

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 Morgan Hill

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 Morgan Hill

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $33,150 $37,900 $42,650 $47,350 $51,150 $54,950 $58,750 $62,550
50% of Median $55,300 $63,200 $71,100 $78,950 $85,300 $91,600 $97,900 $104,250
80% of Median $78,550 $89,750 $100,950 $112,150 $121,150 $130,100 $139,100 $148,050