Nevada County, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 434 income based apartments in Nevada County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,126 affordable apartments in Nevada County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Nevada County, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Nevada County. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Nevada County.

Valley Commons Apartments

1444 Segworth Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Cedar Park Apartments

210 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
$727-1,154
2-4 BR
Affordable

Valley Commons East

1444 Segsworth Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Grass Valley Senior Apartments

321 Dorsey Dr
Grass Valley, California
$925
1 BR

Truckee Donner Senior Apartments

10040 Estates Dr
Truckee, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Henness Flats Apartments

11929 Waters Way
Truckee, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Frishman Hollow Apartments

11026 Rue Ivy
Truckee, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Glenbrook Apartments

265 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Oak Ridge Apartments

228 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Nevada Woods Apartments

260 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Nevada County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Nevada County

City Apartments
Grass Valley, CA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Grass Valley.
Truckee, CA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Truckee.
Penn Valley, CA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Penn Valley.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Nevada 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Nevada County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Nevada County.

Nevada County, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Nevada County, California

Nevada County features 434 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 Nevada County, California

There are 1,126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nevada County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nevada County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nevada County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Nevada County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nevada County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,248 and $1,526.

2023 Nevada 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
Nevada County, California Fair Market Rent $1,047 $1,054 $1,387 $1,971 $2,257
Nevada County, California Payment Standard Range $942 to $1,152 $949 to $1,159 $1,248 to $1,526 $1,774 to $2,168 $2,031 to $2,483

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Nevada County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,560
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 434
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $56,521 ±$2,539
Median Rent $1,191 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.77% ± 4.32pp
Total Population 98,570

Population and Household Demographics

Nevada County is a county in California with a population of 98,570. There are 40,993 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 27.59% of households in Nevada County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nevada County

The median gross income for households in Nevada County is $56,521 a year, or $4,710 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,191 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nevada County, a household making less than $3,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Nevada County.

Area Median Income In Nevada 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 Nevada County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,400

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 Nevada 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 Nevada County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Nevada County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,500 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Nevada County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Nevada County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,100 $63,000 $70,850 $78,700 $85,000 $91,300 $97,600 $103,900