Affordable Housing In Windsor
Sonoma County, California

Waiting List Openings In Windsor

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.

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Windsor

Vinecrest Senior Apartments

8400 Hembree Ln
Windsor, California
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Windsor Park Apartments

350 Duncan Drive
Windsor, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Windsor Redwoods

100 Kendall Way
Windsor, California

Forest Winds

6697 Old Redwood Hwy
Windsor, California

Bell Manor Apartments

8780 Bell Rd
Windsor, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Windsor, 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 Windsor, 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 Windsor, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 578 affordable apartments for rent in Windsor, California.

Income Based Apartments in Windsor, California

Windsor features 125 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 Windsor, California

There are 453 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Windsor.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Windsor, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Windsor landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Windsor.

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

2022 Windsor, 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
Windsor, California Fair Market Rent $1,373 $1,549 $2,038 $2,851 $3,163
Windsor, 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 research.

Windsor, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 578
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 125
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.99
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $85,291 ±$4,706
Median Rent $1,709 ±$139
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.16% ± 8.3pp
Total Population 27,205

Population and Household Demographics

Windsor is a city in Sonoma County, California with a population of 27,205. There are 9,268 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 25.05% of households in Windsor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Windsor

The median gross income for households in Windsor is $85,291 a year, or $7,108 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,709 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Windsor, a household making less than $5,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Windsor.

Area Median Income In Windsor

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

In Windsor, 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 Windsor

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 Windsor

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Windsor 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 Windsor 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 Windsor 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