Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Shasta County, CA

Discover affordable housing in Shasta County where there are 48+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mt. Senior Center

20635 Roff Way, Burney, California 96013

Battle Creek Senior Apartments

2600 Red Bud Lane, Anderson, California 96007

Cedarwood Apartments

24845 Fort Crook Ave, Fall River Mills, California 96028

Battle Creek Family Apartments

2425 Shady Lane, Anderson, California 96007

Anderson Court

1565 Fair Oaks Dr, Anderson, California 96007

Valley Ridge Apartments

2100 Morningstar Way, Shasta Lake, California 96019

Seasons at Los Robles

2780 Ventura St, Anderson, California 96007

Burney Villa

20181 Hudson St, Burney, California 96013

Market Center Apartments

1551 Market St., Redding, California 96001

The Woodlands

2950 Polk St, Redding, California 96001

Lorenz Senior Apartments

1509 Yuba St, Redding, California 96001

Saint Clare Court

2475 Beverly Dr, Redding, California 96002

Hotel Redding

1748 Market St, Redding, California 96001

Tree House Senior Apartments

4500 Alder St, Redding, California 96003

Mercy Oaks Village

2355 McAuley Way, Redding, California 96003

Diamond Street Apartments

1385 Diamond St, Anderson, California 96007

East Street Senior Apartments

1225 South Street, Redding, California 96001

California Place

1585 California St., Redding, California 96001

Kennett Court Apartments

1081 Lake Blvd., Redding, California 96003

Heritage Plaza

1895 Benton Dr, Redding, California 96003

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Shasta County, California
$12.16 (+76%) more than California minimum wage and $20.91 (+288%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Shasta County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Homeownership, Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Shasta County, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Shasta County.

How many renters live in Shasta County, California?

The County of Shasta County has 180,930 people living in 71,213 households.

There are 52,843 renters living in 22,839 renter households in this County. Renters make up 29.21 percent of the population living in Shasta County.

What is the rental market like in Shasta County, California?

There are an estimated 80,113 housing units in the Shasta County area. Of these, 24,597 units are rental homes, making up 31 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Shasta County, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Shasta County?

The rental vacancy rate in Shasta County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Shasta County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Shasta County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,580 3,934 10,741 5,009 1,524
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Shasta County

A large number of apartments in Shasta County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Shasta County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Shasta County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,014 to $2,523. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,014
One BR $1,132
Two BR $1,487
Three BR $2,095
Four BR $2,523
2024 Fair Market Rents in Shasta County, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Shasta County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,098 69 percent
One BR 2,723 69 percent
Two BR 8,778 82 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Shasta County, California

How many affordable rental units are in Shasta County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Shasta County, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,579
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 200
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 216
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 59
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 526
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Shasta County, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Shasta County, California

Shasta County features 1,116 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 Shasta County, California

There are 1,261 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shasta County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shasta County, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shasta County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,338 and $1,636.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.