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Affordable Housing In Sonoma County
California

122 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sonoma County

Kings Valley Apartments

100 Kings Circle
Cloverdale, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Vinecrest Senior Apartments

8400 Hembree Ln
Windsor, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Madrone Village

712 Sycamore Ln
Petaluma, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Casa Grande Senior Apartments

400 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gravenstein North Apartments

699 Gravenstein Hwy N
Sebastopol, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Celestina Garden Apartments

125 Dorene Way
Sonoma, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Caulfield Lane Senior Apartments

1405 Caulfield Lane
Petaluma, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Vallejo Street Senior Apartments

575 Vallejo Street
Petaluma, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Edith Street Senior Apartments

167 Edith Street
Petaluma, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Richard S. Lieb Senior Apartments

210 Douglas Street
Petaluma, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Sonoma County

Housing Authority Programs
Sonoma County Community Development Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sonoma County, California

There are 122 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,347 affordable apartments for rent in Sonoma County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Sonoma County, California

Sonoma County features 2,334 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 Sonoma County, California

There are 5,846 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sonoma County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sonoma County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sonoma County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sonoma County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sonoma County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,754 and $2,144.

2020 Sonoma County, 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 $1,302 $1,489 $1,949 $2,798 $3,302
Payment Standard Range $1,172 to $1,432 $1,340 to $1,638 $1,754 to $2,144 $2,518 to $3,078 $2,972 to $3,632

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sonoma County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 122
Total Low Income Apartments 8,347
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,334
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $64,240 ±$1,224
Median Rent $1,320 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.86% ± 1.84pp
Total Population 495,078

Population and Household Demographics

Sonoma County is a county in California with a population of 495,078. There are 187,782 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 40.57% of households in Sonoma County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sonoma County

The median gross income for households in Sonoma County is $64,240 a year, or $5,353 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,320 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sonoma County, a household making less than $4,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Sonoma County.

Area Median Income In Sonoma County

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.

In Sonoma County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,700

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 Sonoma County

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 Sonoma County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
50% of Median $39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000
80% of Median $63,650 $72,750 $81,850 $90,900 $98,200 $105,450 $112,750 $120,000

Cities In Sonoma County

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City Served By
Bloomfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomfield is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Bodega The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bodega is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Bodega Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bodega Bay is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Boyes Hot Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boyes Hot Springs is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Carmet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmet is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Cazadero The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cazadero is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Cloverdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cloverdale is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Cotati The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cotati is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
El Verano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Verano is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Eldridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eldridge is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Fetters Hot Springs Agua Caliente The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fetters Hot Springs Agua Caliente is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Forestville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forestville is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Fulton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fulton is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Geyserville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geyserville is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Glen Ellen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Ellen is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Graton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graton is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Guerneville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Guerneville is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Healdsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Healdsburg is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Jenner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenner is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Kenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenwood is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Larkfield Wikiup The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Larkfield Wikiup is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Larkfield-Wikiup The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Larkfield-Wikiup is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Monte Rio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monte Rio is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Occidental The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Occidental is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Penngrove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penngrove is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Petaluma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petaluma is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Rohnert Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rohnert Park is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Roseland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roseland is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Salmon Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salmon Creek is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Santa Rosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Rosa are the Sonoma County Community Development Commission and City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority.
Sea Ranch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sea Ranch is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Sebastopol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sebastopol is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Sereno del Mar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sereno del Mar is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Sonoma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sonoma is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Temelec The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temelec is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Timber Cove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Timber Cove is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Valley Ford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Ford is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.
Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.