Affordable Housing In Tuolumne County
California

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tuolumne County

Blackberry Oaks

801 Lyons Bald Mt. Rd., East
Sonora, CA
$632
1 BR
Subsidized

Tuolumne Apartments

18400 Tuolumne Rd
Tuolumne, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Jamestown Terrace Apartments

10330 Preston Lane
Jamestown, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sonora Terrace Apartments

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

Twin Pines Apartments

19611 Elder Lane
Groveland, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sierra Commons Apartments

11059 S. State St
Columbia, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Sierra Village Apartments

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

Kelso Court Group Home

10888 Kelso Ct
Sonora, CA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Tuolumne Senior Apartments

Tuolumne Road
Tuolumne, CA
Subsidized

Forest View Senior Apartments

19499 Hess Ave
Sonora, CA
HCV Welcome

There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 910 affordable apartments for rent in Tuolumne County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 549 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tuolumne County, HUD housing programs support 100 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 361 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Tuolumne County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tuolumne County, California

Tuolumne County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 910
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 549
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 54,079
Housing Units 22,133
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $50,306 ±$2,202
Median Rent $917 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.44% ± 5.17pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tuolumne County is a County in California with a population of 54,079. There are 22,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 31.65% of households in Tuolumne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tuolumne County

The median gross income for households in Tuolumne County is $50,306 a year, or $4,192 a month. The median rent for the county is $917 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tuolumne County, a household making less than $3,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Tuolumne County.1

Area Median Income In Tuolumne County

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.

In Tuolumne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Tuolumne County

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 Tuolumne County HUD Rental Assistance in Tuolumne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tuolumne County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2005, 10 low income apartment communities containing 529 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tuolumne County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Tuolumne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
60% of Median $27,600 $31,560 $35,520 $39,420 $42,600 $45,780 $48,900 $52,080

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Tuolumne County is $35,520 a year, or $2,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $888 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $575 $616 $740 $854 $954 $1,052
60% $690 $740 $888 $1,025 $1,145 $1,262
Fair Market Rents in Tuolumne County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$660 $797 $992 $1,365 $1,616

Cities In Tuolumne County

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City Listings Served By
Columbia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Sonora 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sonora is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Tuolumne 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuolumne is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Jamestown 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamestown is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Groveland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groveland is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Cedar Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Ridge is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Chinese Camp 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chinese Camp is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Cold Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Springs is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
East Sonora 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Sonora is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Long Barn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Barn is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Mi Wuk Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mi Wuk Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Mono Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mono Vista is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Phoenix Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phoenix Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Pine Mountain Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Mountain Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Sierra Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Soulsbyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Soulsbyville is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Strawberry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strawberry is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Tuolumne City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuolumne City is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Tuttletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuttletown is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Twain Harte 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twain Harte is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.
Mi-Wuk Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mi-Wuk Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus.