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Affordable Housing In Susanville
Lassen County, California

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Susanville

Meadowbrook Apartments

555 N Roop St
Susanville, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Parkview Garden Apartments

320 Limoneria Ave #2
Susanville, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Citrus Manor Apartments

500 Limoneria Ave
Susanville, California
Income Based
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers


780 Hall Street,
Susanville, California
1-2 BR

Susan River Apartments

1625 Riverside Dr
Susanville, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Eskaton Lassen Manor

205 N Mesa Street
Susanville, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Susanville Gardens Apartments

1070 Paiute Lane
Susanville, California
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Susanville

Housing Authority Programs
Lassen County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Susanville, California

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 289 affordable apartments for rent in Susanville, California.

Income Based Apartments in Susanville, California

Susanville features 171 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 Susanville, California

There are 118 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Susanville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Susanville, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Susanville, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $811 and $991.

2020 Susanville, 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 $609 $684 $901 $1,300 $1,403
Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $616 to $752 $811 to $991 $1,170 to $1,430 $1,263 to $1,543

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Susanville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 289
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 171
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.34%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $47,857 ±$7,524
Median Rent $820 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.89% ± 9.38pp
Total Population 16,048

Population and Household Demographics

Susanville is a city in Lassen County, California with a population of 16,048. There are 3,190 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 49.34% of households in Susanville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Susanville

The median gross income for households in Susanville is $47,857 a year, or $3,988 a month. The median rent for the city is $820 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Susanville, a household making less than $2,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Susanville.

Area Median Income In Susanville

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 Susanville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lassen County.

In Susanville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Susanville

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 Susanville

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