Affordable Housing In Ukiah
Mendocino County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ukiah

Brush Meadow Apartments

350 Brush St
Ukiah, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ukiah Terrace Apartments

1164 Mulberry
Ukiah, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Walnut Village

1240 N Pine St
Ukiah, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Orchard Village Apartments

548 Ford St
Ukiah, CA
Subsidized

Orchard Manor

610 Orchard Ave
Ukiah, CA
Subsidized

Mccarty Manor

741 Waugh Ln
Ukiah, CA
Subsidized

Gibson Court

146 Gibson St
Ukiah, CA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sun House Senior Apartments

170 Cleveland Lane
Ukiah, CA
62+
HCV Welcome

Holden Street Apartments

490 S Dora St
Ukiah, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Creekside Village

751 Waugh Ln
Ukiah, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Ukiah

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ukiah, California

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 626 affordable apartments for rent in Ukiah, California. Ukiah features 327 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 299 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ukiah.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ukiah, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 626
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 327
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $39,634 ±$5,608
Median Rent $953 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.93% ± 7.47pp
Total Population 15,936

Population and Household Demographics

Ukiah is a City in Mendocino County, California with a population of 15,936. There are 6,055 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 58.86% of households in Ukiah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ukiah

The median gross income for households in Ukiah is $39,634 a year, or $3,303 a month. The median rent for the city is $953 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ukiah, a household making less than $3,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Ukiah.1

Area Median Income In Ukiah

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 Ukiah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mendocino County.

In Ukiah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,700

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 Ukiah

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 Ukiah HUD Rental Assistance in Ukiah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ukiah

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

From 2003 to 2011, 5 low income apartment communities containing 277 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ukiah 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 Ukiah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Ukiah is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Ukiah

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$805 $892 $1,173 $1,659 $1,932