Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Oroville
Butte County, California

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oroville

Sierra Heights

200-300 Hillview Ridge Lane
Oroville, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Boulder Creek Apartments

675 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Hillview Ridge Apartments

2750 Gilmore Lane
Oroville, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Orange Tree Senior Apartments

1511 Robinson St
Oroville, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Star-Highlands Apartments

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

Oroville Manor

2750 Lincoln St
Oroville, California

The Highlands Apartments

202 Table Mountain Blvd
Oroville, California

Oroville Apartments

39 Nelson Ave
Oroville, California

Sierra Village

23 Nelson Ave
Oroville, California

Oroville Hotel

2066 Bird St
Oroville, California

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

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 710 affordable apartments for rent in Oroville, California.

Income Based Apartments in Oroville, California

Oroville features 272 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 Oroville, California

There are 438 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oroville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oroville, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oroville landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Oroville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oroville, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,073 and $1,311.

2021 Oroville, 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
Oroville, California Fair Market Rent $825 $904 $1,192 $1,692 $2,064
Oroville, California Payment Standard Range $743 to $908 $814 to $994 $1,073 to $1,311 $1,523 to $1,861 $1,858 to $2,270

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oroville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 710
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 272
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $36,462 ±$3,640
Median Rent $748 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.51% ± 7.4pp
Total Population 16,060

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.

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 $68,400

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Oroville

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oroville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,650 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oroville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oroville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600