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Affordable Housing In Murphys
Calaveras County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Murphys

Murphys Senior Apartments

350 Bret Harte Rd
Murphys, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Murphys

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Murphys, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Murphys, California.

Income Based Apartments in Murphys, California

Murphys features 24 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 Murphys, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Murphys, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Murphys, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $889 and $1,087.

2020 Murphys, 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 $668 $849 $988 $1,425 $1,735
Payment Standard Range $601 to $735 $764 to $934 $889 to $1,087 $1,283 to $1,568 $1,562 to $1,909

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Murphys, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 1.99
Median Household Income $45,330 ±$10,969
Median Rent $1,313 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.83% ± 19.39pp
Total Population 2,091

Population and Household Demographics

Murphys is a city in Calaveras County, California with a population of 2,091. There are 1,050 households in the city with an average household size of 1.99 persons. 28.95% of households in Murphys are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Murphys

The median gross income for households in Murphys is $45,330 a year, or $3,778 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,313 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Murphys, a household making less than $4,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Murphys.

Area Median Income In Murphys

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 Murphys, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calaveras County.

In Murphys, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,400

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 Murphys

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 Murphys

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,900 $19,300 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,150 $32,200 $36,200 $40,200 $43,450 $46,650 $49,850 $53,100
80% of Median $45,050 $51,450 $57,900 $64,300 $69,450 $74,600 $79,750 $84,900