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Affordable Housing In Weed
Siskiyou County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Weed

Boles Creek Apartments

315 E Lake St
Weed, California
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1-2 BR

Mountain View Apartments

268 E Lake St
Weed, California

Siskiyou Gardens

380 Siskiyou Way
Weed, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Weed

Housing Authority Programs
Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Homeownership; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Weed, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 158 affordable apartments for rent in Weed, California.

Income Based Apartments in Weed, California

Weed features 97 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 Weed, California

There are 61 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Weed.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Weed, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Weed landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Weed.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Weed, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $770 and $942.

2020 Weed, 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 $591 $650 $856 $1,218 $1,344
Payment Standard Range $532 to $650 $585 to $715 $770 to $942 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,210 to $1,478

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Weed, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 158
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 97
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $27,900 ±$7,426
Median Rent $817 ±$109
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.38% ± 13.6pp
Total Population 2,823

Population and Household Demographics

Weed is a city in Siskiyou County, California with a population of 2,823. There are 1,022 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 61.64% of households in Weed are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Weed

The median gross income for households in Weed is $27,900 a year, or $2,325 a month. The median rent for the city is $817 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Weed, a household making less than $2,723 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Weed.

Area Median Income In Weed

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 Weed, the AMI is calculated from all households within Siskiyou County.

In Weed, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,400

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 Weed

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 Weed

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800