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Affordable Housing In South Oroville
Butte County, California

Housing Authorities that serve South Oroville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in South Oroville, California

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

Income Based Apartments in South Oroville, California

South Oroville 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 South Oroville, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Oroville, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South Oroville, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $981 and $1,199.

2020 South Oroville, 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 $761 $842 $1,090 $1,567 $1,881
Payment Standard Range $685 to $837 $758 to $926 $981 to $1,199 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,693 to $2,069

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

South Oroville, 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 46.34%
Average Renter Household Size 4.07
Average Household Size 3.69
Median Household Income $33,862 ±$2,258
Median Rent $950 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.28% ± 15.96pp
Total Population 6,124

Population and Household Demographics

South Oroville is a city in Butte County, California with a population of 6,124. There are 1,625 households in the city with an average household size of 3.69 persons. 46.34% of households in South Oroville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Oroville

The median gross income for households in South Oroville is $33,862 a year, or $2,822 a month. The median rent for the city is $950 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Oroville, a household making less than $3,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.28% of households who rent are overburdened in South Oroville.

Area Median Income In South Oroville

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 South Oroville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Butte County.

In South Oroville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 South Oroville

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 South Oroville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,750 $28,300 $31,850 $35,350 $38,200 $41,050 $43,850 $46,700
80% of Median $39,600 $45,250 $50,900 $56,550 $61,100 $65,600 $70,150 $74,650