Affordable Housing In Thornton
San Joaquin County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Thornton

Mokelumne Manor

26188 North Manor Ave
Thornton, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Thornton, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Thornton, California

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 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 31 affordable apartments for rent in Thornton, California.

Income Based Apartments in Thornton, California

Thornton features 31 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 $1,362 and $1,664.

2023 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
Thornton, California Fair Market Rent $1,040 $1,158 $1,513 $2,150 $2,577
Thornton, California Payment Standard Range $936 to $1,144 $1,042 to $1,274 $1,362 to $1,664 $1,935 to $2,365 $2,319 to $2,835

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Thornton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 31
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 31
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.

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 $85,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Thornton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Thornton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Thornton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,000 $33,150 $37,300 $41,400 $44,750 $48,050 $51,350 $54,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Thornton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,350 $53,000 $59,600 $66,200 $71,500 $76,800 $82,100 $87,400