Affordable Housing In Searles Valley
San Bernardino County, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Searles Valley, 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 Searles Valley, California

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Searles Valley, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Searles Valley, California

Searles Valley 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 Searles Valley, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Searles Valley, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Searles Valley, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,576 and $1,926.

2023 Searles Valley, 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
Searles Valley, California Fair Market Rent $1,281 $1,398 $1,751 $2,376 $2,922
Searles Valley, California Payment Standard Range $1,153 to $1,409 $1,258 to $1,538 $1,576 to $1,926 $2,138 to $2,614 $2,630 to $3,214

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Searles Valley, 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 35.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $41,146 ±$14,030
Median Rent $545 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.5% ± 8.18pp
Total Population 1,614

Population and Household Demographics

Searles Valley is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 1,614. There are 669 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 35.87% of households in Searles Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Searles Valley

The median gross income for households in Searles Valley is $41,146 a year, or $3,429 a month. The median rent for the city is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Searles Valley, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Searles Valley.

Area Median Income In Searles Valley

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 Searles Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Searles Valley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,400

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 Searles Valley

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 Searles Valley

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Searles Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,500 $21,150 $23,800 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Searles Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $44,000 $47,550 $51,050 $54,600 $58,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Searles Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,300 $56,350 $63,400 $70,400 $76,050 $81,700 $87,300 $92,950