Affordable Housing In Oroville
Butte County, California

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oroville

Boulder Creek Apartments

675 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Hillview Ridge Apartments

2750 Gilmore Lane
Oroville, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Star-Highlands Apartments

222 Table Mountain Blvd
Oroville, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Orange Tree Senior Apartments

1511 Robinson St
Oroville, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Oroville Manor

2750 Lincoln St
Oroville, CA
Subsidized

The Highlands Apartments

202 Table Mountain Blvd
Oroville, CA
Subsidized

Oroville Apartments

39 Nelson Ave
Oroville, CA
Subsidized

Sierra Village

23 Nelson Ave
Oroville, CA
HCV Welcome

Oroville Hotel

2066 Bird St
Oroville, CA
HCV Welcome

Oroville ( City of )

Lot 32 Oroville Dam Blvd Par 1-3
Oroville, CA
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 670 affordable apartments for rent in Oroville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 272 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Oroville, HUD housing programs support 62 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 398 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Oroville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oroville, California

Oroville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 670
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 272
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Total Population 16,060
Housing Units 5,621
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $36,462 ±$3,640
Median Rent $748 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.51% ± 7.4pp

Population and Household Demographics

Oroville is a City in Butte County, California with a population of 16,060. There are 5,621 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 54.81% of households in Oroville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oroville

The median gross income for households in Oroville is $36,462 a year, or $3,039 a month. The median rent for the city is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oroville, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Oroville.1

Area Median Income In Oroville

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 Oroville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Butte County.

In Oroville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,500

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 Oroville

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 Oroville HUD Rental Assistance in Oroville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,000 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
80% of Median $37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Oroville

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 564 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Oroville by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Oroville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
60% of Median $27,960 $31,920 $35,940 $39,900 $43,140 $46,320 $49,500 $52,680

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Oroville is $35,940 a year, or $2,995 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,995 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $899 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $583 $624 $749 $865 $965 $1,064
60% $699 $749 $899 $1,038 $1,158 $1,277
Fair Market Rents in Oroville

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$808 $894 $1,144 $1,654 $1,921