Affordable Housing In Rough and Ready
Nevada County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Rough and Ready

Housing Authority Programs
Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rough and Ready, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Rough and Ready, California.

Income Based Apartments in Rough and Ready, California

Rough and Ready 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 Rough and Ready, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rough and Ready.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rough and Ready, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rough and Ready, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 Rough and Ready, 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 $856 $998 $1,314 $1,896 $2,052
Payment Standard Range $770 to $942 $898 to $1,098 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,706 to $2,086 $1,847 to $2,257

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rough and Ready, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.27%
Average Renter Household Size 3.28
Average Household Size 3.06
Median Household Income $43,958 ±$34,190
Median Rent $1,328 ±$650
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 78.01% ± 53.18pp
Total Population 1,581

Population and Household Demographics

Rough and Ready is a City in Nevada County, California with a population of 1,581. There are 517 households in the city with an average household size of 3.06 persons. 27.27% of households in Rough and Ready are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rough and Ready

The median gross income for households in Rough and Ready is $43,958 a year, or $3,663 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,328 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rough and Ready, a household making less than $4,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 78.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Rough and Ready.1

Area Median Income In Rough and Ready

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 Rough and Ready, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nevada County.

In Rough and Ready, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,100

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 Rough and Ready

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 Rough and Ready HUD Rental Assistance in Rough and Ready

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150