Affordable Housing In Valley Ford
Sonoma County, California

Waiting List Openings In Valley Ford

Sonoma County, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from October 1, 2021, until November 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Sonoma County, CA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Valley Ford, 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 Valley Ford, California

Housing Authority Programs
Sonoma County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Valley Ford, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Valley Ford, California

Valley Ford 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 Valley Ford, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Valley Ford, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Valley Ford, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,834 and $2,242.

2022 Valley Ford, 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
Valley Ford, California Fair Market Rent $1,373 $1,549 $2,038 $2,851 $3,163
Valley Ford, California Payment Standard Range $1,236 to $1,510 $1,394 to $1,704 $1,834 to $2,242 $2,566 to $3,136 $2,847 to $3,479

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Valley Ford, 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 85.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $8,958 ±$596
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 100% ± 34.64pp
Total Population 155

Population and Household Demographics

Valley Ford is a city in Sonoma County, California with a population of 155. There are 70 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 85.71% of households in Valley Ford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Valley Ford

The median gross income for households in Valley Ford is $8,958 a year, or $747 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Valley Ford, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 100% of households who rent are overburdened in Valley Ford.

Area Median Income In Valley Ford

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 Valley Ford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sonoma County.

In Valley Ford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,300

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 Valley Ford

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 Valley Ford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Valley Ford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Valley Ford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Valley Ford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$65,150 $74,450 $83,750 $93,050 $100,500 $107,950 $115,400 $122,850