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Affordable Housing In Soledad
Monterey County, California

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Soledad

Jardines De Soledad

501 Andalucia Street
Soledad, California

Housing Authorities that serve Soledad

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Soledad, California

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 579 affordable apartments for rent in Soledad, California.

Income Based Apartments in Soledad, California

Soledad features 50 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 Soledad, California

There are 495 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Soledad.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Soledad, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Soledad landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Soledad.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Soledad, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,614 and $1,972.

2021 Soledad, 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 $1,348 $1,466 $1,793 $2,566 $2,813
Payment Standard Range $1,213 to $1,483 $1,319 to $1,613 $1,614 to $1,972 $2,309 to $2,823 $2,532 to $3,094

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Soledad, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 579
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.95%
Average Renter Household Size 4.31
Average Household Size 4.30
Median Household Income $51,161 ±$9,211
Median Rent $1,156 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.73% ± NANpp
Total Population 25,826

Population and Household Demographics

Soledad is a city in Monterey County, California with a population of 25,826. There are 3,629 households in the city with an average household size of 4.30 persons. 43.95% of households in Soledad are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Soledad

The median gross income for households in Soledad is $51,161 a year, or $4,263 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,156 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Soledad, a household making less than $3,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Soledad.

Area Median Income In Soledad

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

In Soledad, 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 Soledad

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 Soledad

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