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Affordable Housing In Novato
Marin County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Novato

Mackey Terrace

626 Owen Dr
Novato, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wyndover Apartments

809 Diablo Ave
Novato, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Warner Creek Senior Housing

806 Diablo Ave
Novato, California
62+
Subsidized

Stonehaven House

2 Stonehaven Ct
Novato, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Margaret Duncan Greene Apartments Olive Ave.

1100 Olive Ave
Novato, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hamilton Meadows I

1455 N Hamilton Pkwy
Novato, California

Lamont House

816 Lamont Ave
Novato, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Dante House

1912 Novato Blvd
Novato, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Marin Handicapped Housing 5

6 Brown Dr
Novato, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Novato

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Novato, California

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 824 affordable apartments for rent in Novato, California.

Income Based Apartments in Novato, California

Novato features 162 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 Novato, California

There are 662 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Novato.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Novato, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Novato landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Novato.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Novato, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 Novato, 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 $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657
Payment Standard Range $1,977 to $2,417 $2,448 to $2,992 $3,005 to $3,673 $3,929 to $4,802 $4,191 to $5,123

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Novato, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 824
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 162
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $78,439 ±$5,485
Median Rent $1,708 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.36% ± 6.49pp
Total Population 54,133

Population and Household Demographics

Novato is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 54,133. There are 21,403 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 35.84% of households in Novato are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Novato

The median gross income for households in Novato is $78,439 a year, or $6,537 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Novato, a household making less than $5,693 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Novato.

Area Median Income In Novato

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 Novato, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In Novato, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $143,100

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 Novato

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 Novato

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
50% of Median $60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $87,000 $94,000 $100,950 $107,900 $114,850
80% of Median $97,600 $111,550 $125,500 $139,400 $150,600 $161,750 $172,900 $184,050