Affordable Housing In Thornton
San Joaquin County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Thornton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Thornton, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Thornton, California

Thornton 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 Thornton, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Thornton, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Thornton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Thornton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Thornton, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,030 and $1,258.

2020 Thornton, 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 $745 $869 $1,144 $1,650 $2,009
Payment Standard Range $671 to $820 $782 to $956 $1,030 to $1,258 $1,485 to $1,815 $1,808 to $2,210

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Thornton, 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 58.36%
Average Renter Household Size 3.59
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $33,036 ±$6,454
Median Rent $698 ±$215
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.43% ± 17.45pp
Total Population 916

Population and Household Demographics

Thornton is a City in San Joaquin County, California with a population of 916. There are 293 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 58.36% of households in Thornton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Thornton

The median gross income for households in Thornton is $33,036 a year, or $2,753 a month. The median rent for the city is $698 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Thornton, a household making less than $2,327 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Thornton.1

Area Median Income In Thornton

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 Thornton, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Joaquin County.

In Thornton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,400

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 Thornton

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 Thornton HUD Rental Assistance in Thornton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $35,000 $37,800 $40,600 $43,400 $46,200
80% of Median $39,200 $44,800 $50,400 $56,000 $60,500 $65,000 $69,450 $73,950