Affordable Housing In Santa Nella
Merced County, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Santa Nella, 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 Santa Nella, California

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Merced Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Nella, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Santa Nella, California

Santa Nella 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 Santa Nella, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Nella, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Nella, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,008 and $1,232.

2022 Santa Nella, 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
Santa Nella, California Fair Market Rent $766 $914 $1,120 $1,591 $1,917
Santa Nella, California Payment Standard Range $689 to $843 $823 to $1,005 $1,008 to $1,232 $1,432 to $1,750 $1,725 to $2,109

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Santa Nella, 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 44.34%
Average Renter Household Size 3.60
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $28,144 ±$7,601
Median Rent $742 ±$124
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.94% ± 33.81pp
Total Population 1,517

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Nella is a city in Merced County, California with a population of 1,517. There are 521 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 44.34% of households in Santa Nella are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Nella

The median gross income for households in Santa Nella is $28,144 a year, or $2,345 a month. The median rent for the city is $742 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Nella, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Nella.

Area Median Income In Santa Nella

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 Santa Nella, the AMI is calculated from all households within Merced County.

In Santa Nella, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,400

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 Santa Nella

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 Santa Nella

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Nella AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,650 $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 Santa Nella AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Nella AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600