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Affordable Housing In Placerville
El Dorado County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Placerville

Housing Authority Programs
El Dorado County Public Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Placerville, California

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 641 affordable apartments for rent in Placerville, California.

Income Based Apartments in Placerville, California

Placerville features 368 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 Placerville, California

There are 273 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Placerville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Placerville, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Placerville landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Placerville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Placerville, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,214 and $1,484.

2020 Placerville, 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 $952 $1,072 $1,349 $1,946 $2,368
Payment Standard Range $857 to $1,047 $965 to $1,179 $1,214 to $1,484 $1,751 to $2,141 $2,131 to $2,605

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Placerville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 641
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 368
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $45,788 ±$6,795
Median Rent $945 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.24% ± 10.29pp
Total Population 10,471

Population and Household Demographics

Placerville is a city in El Dorado County, California with a population of 10,471. There are 3,939 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 46.76% of households in Placerville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Placerville

The median gross income for households in Placerville is $45,788 a year, or $3,816 a month. The median rent for the city is $945 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Placerville, a household making less than $3,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Placerville.

Area Median Income In Placerville

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 Placerville, the AMI is calculated from all households within El Dorado County.

In Placerville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300

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 Placerville

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 Placerville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,150 $20,750 $23,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,250 $34,550 $38,850 $43,150 $46,650 $50,100 $53,550 $57,000
80% of Median $48,350 $55,250 $62,150 $69,050 $74,600 $80,100 $85,650 $91,150