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Affordable Housing In Portola
Plumas County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Portola

Pine Ridge

349 W. Loyalton Ave.
Portola, California
1-3 BR

Sierra Pines Apartments

795 E Sierra St
Portola, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Portola Senior Citizens Community

700 3rd Ave
Portola, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Portola

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Portola, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 232 affordable apartments for rent in Portola, California.

Income Based Apartments in Portola, California

Portola features 82 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 Portola, California

There are 150 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Portola.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Portola, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Portola, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,008.

2020 Portola, 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 $619 $722 $916 $1,250 $1,453
Payment Standard Range $557 to $681 $650 to $794 $824 to $1,008 $1,125 to $1,375 $1,308 to $1,598

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Portola, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 232
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $33,098 ±$4,969
Median Rent $740 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.11% ± 19.37pp
Total Population 2,454

Population and Household Demographics

Portola is a city in Plumas County, California with a population of 2,454. There are 993 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 47.53% of households in Portola are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Portola

The median gross income for households in Portola is $33,098 a year, or $2,758 a month. The median rent for the city is $740 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Portola, a household making less than $2,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Portola.

Area Median Income In Portola

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 Portola, the AMI is calculated from all households within Plumas County.

In Portola, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,200

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 Portola

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 Portola

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,300 $28,900 $32,500 $36,100 $39,000 $41,900 $44,800 $47,700
80% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250