Affordable Housing In Willits
Mendocino County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Willits

Holly Heights I & II Apartments

77 Holly St
Willits, California

Lenore Street Apartments

251 S Lenore St
Willits, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

LENORE Street Senior Housing

Willits, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Willits, 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 Willits, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Willits, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 66 affordable apartments for rent in Willits, California.

Income Based Apartments in Willits, California

Willits features 54 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 Willits, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Willits, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Willits landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Willits.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Willits, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,121 and $1,370.

2022 Willits, 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
Willits, California Fair Market Rent $945 $954 $1,245 $1,729 $2,131
Willits, California Payment Standard Range $851 to $1,040 $859 to $1,049 $1,121 to $1,370 $1,556 to $1,902 $1,918 to $2,344

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Willits, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 66
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 54
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $30,678 ±$8,648
Median Rent $853 ±$97
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.53% ± 13.44pp
Total Population 4,853

Population and Household Demographics

Willits is a city in Mendocino County, California with a population of 4,853. There are 2,067 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 54.04% of households in Willits are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Willits

The median gross income for households in Willits is $30,678 a year, or $2,557 a month. The median rent for the city is $853 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Willits, a household making less than $2,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Willits.

Area Median Income In Willits

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

In Willits, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Willits

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 Willits

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Willits AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Willits AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Willits AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400