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Affordable Housing In Sonora
Tuolumne County, California

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sonora

Blackberry Oaks

801 Lyons Bald Mt. Rd., East
Sonora, California
1 BR

Sonora Terrace Apartments

200 Greenley Rd
Sonora, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sierra Village Apartments

250 Greenley Road
Sonora, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Kelso Court Group Home

10888 Kelso Ct
Sonora, California
Disabled Supportive Housing

Forest View Senior Apartments

19499 Hess Ave
Sonora, California

Greenwood Village Apartments

420 Greenley Rd
Sonora, California

Sonora Garden Apartments

100 Greenley Rd
Sonora, California

Columbia Village Townhomes

11439 Columbia Village Dr
Sonora, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Sonora

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sonora, California

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 511 affordable apartments for rent in Sonora, California.

Income Based Apartments in Sonora, California

Sonora features 269 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 Sonora, California

There are 242 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sonora.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sonora, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sonora landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sonora.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sonora, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $914 and $1,117.

2020 Sonora, 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 $694 $827 $1,015 $1,453 $1,774
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $744 to $910 $914 to $1,117 $1,308 to $1,598 $1,597 to $1,951

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sonora, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 511
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 269
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.4%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $34,605 ±$5,738
Median Rent $870 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.43% ± 9.08pp
Total Population 4,827

Population and Household Demographics

Sonora is a city in Tuolumne County, California with a population of 4,827. There are 2,220 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 61.4% of households in Sonora are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sonora

The median gross income for households in Sonora is $34,605 a year, or $2,884 a month. The median rent for the city is $870 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sonora, a household making less than $2,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Sonora.

Area Median Income In Sonora

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 Sonora, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tuolumne County.

In Sonora, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Sonora

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 Sonora

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850