Affordable Housing In Windsor
Sonoma County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Windsor

Vinecrest Senior Apartments

8400 Hembree Ln
Windsor, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome

Windsor Park Apartments

350 Duncan Drive
Windsor, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Winter Creek Village ( Aka Windsor Road Apartments )

9177 Windsor Rd
Windsor, CA
HCV Welcome

Forest Winds

6697 Old Redwood Hwy
Windsor, CA
HCV Welcome

Bell Manor Apartments

8780 Bell Rd
Windsor, CA

Windsor Redwoods

100 Kendall Way
Windsor, CA
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Windsor

Housing Authority Programs
Sonoma County Community Development Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Windsor, California

According to federal housing data and research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 578 affordable apartments for rent in Windsor, California. Windsor features 60 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 518 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Windsor.

Windsor, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 578
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
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.1

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 $93,300

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 Windsor HUD Rental Assistance in Windsor

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $43,430
50% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300
80% of Median $60,500 $69,150 $77,800 $86,400 $93,350 $100,250 $107,150 $114,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Windsor

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 230 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Windsor by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Windsor

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300
60% of Median $45,360 $51,840 $58,320 $64,800 $70,020 $75,180 $80,400 $85,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Windsor is $58,320 a year, or $4,860 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,860 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,458 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $945 $1,013 $1,215 $1,404 $1,566 $1,729
60% $1,134 $1,215 $1,458 $1,685 $1,880 $2,075
Fair Market Rents in Windsor

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,302 $1,489 $1,949 $2,798 $3,302