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Affordable Housing In San Ardo
Monterey County, California

Housing Authorities that serve San Ardo

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Ardo, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in San Ardo, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Ardo, California

San Ardo 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 San Ardo, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Ardo, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Ardo, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2020 San Ardo, 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 $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834
Payment Standard Range $1,201 to $1,467 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,551 to $3,117

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

San Ardo, 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 77.78%
Average Renter Household Size 3.56
Average Household Size 3.45
Median Household Income $40,375 ±$16,833
Median Rent $767 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.29% ± 18.04pp
Total Population 746

Population and Household Demographics

San Ardo is a city in Monterey County, California with a population of 746. There are 216 households in the city with an average household size of 3.45 persons. 77.78% of households in San Ardo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Ardo

The median gross income for households in San Ardo is $40,375 a year, or $3,365 a month. The median rent for the city is $767 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Ardo, a household making less than $2,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.29% of households who rent are overburdened in San Ardo.

Area Median Income In San Ardo

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 San Ardo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monterey County.

In San Ardo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 San Ardo

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 San Ardo

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
80% of Median $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900 $96,100 $102,300