Affordable Housing In Westwood
2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westwood
Housing Authorities that serve Westwood
|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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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.1
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 $68,300
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 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||$14,350||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$23,950||$27,350||$30,750||$34,150||$36,900||$39,650||$42,350||$45,100|
|80% of Median||$38,300||$43,750||$49,200||$54,650||$59,050||$63,400||$67,800||$72,150|