Affordable Housing In Point Arena
Mendocino County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Point Arena

Point Arena Village Apartments

100 Port St
Point Arena, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Point Arena, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Point Arena, California

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Point Arena, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 26 affordable apartments for rent in Point Arena, California.

Income Based Apartments in Point Arena, California

Point Arena features 0 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 Point Arena, California

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Point Arena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Point Arena, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Point Arena landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Point Arena.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Point Arena, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,121 and $1,370.

2022 Point Arena, 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
Point Arena, California Fair Market Rent $945 $954 $1,245 $1,729 $2,131
Point Arena, California Payment Standard Range $851 to $1,040 $859 to $1,049 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,556 to $1,902 $1,918 to $2,344

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Point Arena, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 26
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $28,365 ±$8,844
Median Rent $820 ±$156
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 76.4% ± 21.36pp
Total Population 391

Population and Household Demographics

Point Arena is a city in Mendocino County, California with a population of 391. There are 177 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 50.28% of households in Point Arena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Point Arena

The median gross income for households in Point Arena is $28,365 a year, or $2,364 a month. The median rent for the city is $820 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Point Arena, a household making less than $2,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 76.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Point Arena.

Area Median Income In Point Arena

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 Point Arena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mendocino County.

In Point Arena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Point Arena

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 Point Arena

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Point Arena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $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 Point Arena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Point Arena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400