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Affordable Housing In Westwood
Lassen County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westwood

Feather River Apartments

100 Delwood St
Westwood, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Westwood Senior Apartments

671-315 Finland Dr
Westwood, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Westwood

Housing Authority Programs
Lassen County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Westwood, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 92 affordable apartments for rent in Westwood, California.

Income Based Apartments in Westwood, California

Westwood features 92 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 Westwood, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westwood, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westwood, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $811 and $991.

2020 Westwood, 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 $609 $684 $901 $1,300 $1,403
Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $616 to $752 $811 to $991 $1,170 to $1,430 $1,263 to $1,543

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Westwood, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 92
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $34,464 ±$10,660
Median Rent $753 ±$203
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.63% ± 19.17pp
Total Population 1,595

Population and Household Demographics

Westwood is a city in Lassen County, California with a population of 1,595. There are 761 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 46.25% of households in Westwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westwood

The median gross income for households in Westwood is $34,464 a year, or $2,872 a month. The median rent for the city is $753 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westwood, a household making less than $2,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Westwood.

Area Median Income In Westwood

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 Westwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lassen County.

In Westwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Westwood

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 Westwood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,750 $28,300 $31,850 $35,350 $38,200 $41,050 $43,850 $46,700
80% of Median $39,600 $45,250 $50,900 $56,550 $61,100 $65,600 $70,150 $74,650