Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Plumas County, CA

Discover affordable housing in Plumas County where there are 9+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Pine Ridge

349 W. Loyalton Ave., Portola, California 96122

Sierra Pines Apartments

795 E Sierra St, Portola, California 96122

Quincy Garden Apartments

20 E Central Ave, Quincy, California 95971

Mountain View Manor

116 Circle Dr, Quincy, California 95971

Portola Senior Apartments

700 Third Ave, Portola, California 96122

Portola Senior

700 3rd Ave, Portola, California 96122

Plumas County

152 Green Meadows Ln, Greenville, California 95947

Valley Heights Apartments

1374 Peppard Flat Rd, Quincy, California 95971

Pine Meadows Apartments

616 Pearl Rd, Chester, California 0

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Colleen Carter

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Plumas County, California
$6.06 (+38%) more than California minimum wage and $14.81 (+204%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Plumas 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Plumas County, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Plumas County.

How many renters live in Plumas County, California?

The County of Plumas County has 19,650 people living in 8,104 households.

There are 5,207 renters living in 2,081 renter households in this County. Renters make up 26.5 percent of the population living in Plumas County.

What is the rental market like in Plumas County, California?

There are an estimated 15,436 housing units in the Plumas County area. Of these, 2,346 units are rental homes, making up 15 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Plumas County, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Plumas County?

The rental vacancy rate in Plumas County is 11 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Plumas County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Plumas County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
70 475 770 741 25
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Plumas County

A large number of apartments in Plumas County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Plumas County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 38 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Plumas County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $803 to $1,867. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $803
One BR $887
Two BR $1,165
Three BR $1,642
Four BR $1,867
2024 Fair Market Rents in Plumas County, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Plumas County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 61 87 percent
One BR 316 67 percent
Two BR 405 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Plumas County, California

How many affordable rental units are in Plumas County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Plumas County, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 119
Public Housing 96
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 47
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 266
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Plumas County, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Plumas County, California

Plumas County features 357 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 Plumas County, California

There are 50 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plumas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plumas County, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Plumas County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,049 and $1,282.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.