Affordable Housing In Yolo County
California

66 Low Income Apartment Communities In Yolo County

Esperanza Crossing I & II

16797 County Road 87
Esparto, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible

Bartlett Commons

900 Jacobsen Ln
Davis, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Blue Mountain Terrace

147 E Baker St
Winters, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Owendale Mutual Housing Community

3023 Albany Ave
Davis, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

West Beamer Place

10 N Cottonwood St
Woodland, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Almondwood Apartments

801 Dutton St, #5
Winters, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

The Greenery Apartments

505 W Cross St
Woodland, CA
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Subsidized

Bryte Gardens Apartments

815 Bryte Ave
West Sacramento, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Creekside Apartments

2990 5th St
Davis, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Winters Apartments

116 E Baker St
Winters, CA
Subsidized

There are 66 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,723 affordable apartments for rent in Yolo County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,578 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Yolo County, HUD housing programs support 696 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 3,145 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Yolo County

Housing Authority Programs
Yolo County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Yolo County, California

Yolo County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 66
Total Low Income Apartments 4,723
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,578
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Total Population 207,320
Housing Units 71,997
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $54,989 ±$1,553
Median Rent $1,102 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.19% ± 2.26pp

Population and Household Demographics

Yolo County is a County in California with a population of 207,320. There are 71,997 households in the county with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 47.91% of households in Yolo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Yolo County

The median gross income for households in Yolo County is $54,989 a year, or $4,582 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,102 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Yolo County, a household making less than $3,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Yolo County.1

Area Median Income In Yolo County

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.

In Yolo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,900

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 Yolo County

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 Yolo County HUD Rental Assistance in Yolo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
80% of Median $49,250 $56,250 $63,300 $70,300 $75,950 $81,550 $87,200 $92,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Yolo County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 39 low income apartment communities containing 2,772 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Yolo County 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 Yolo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
60% of Median $36,960 $42,240 $47,520 $52,740 $57,000 $61,200 $65,400 $69,660

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 Yolo County is $47,520 a year, or $3,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,188 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% $770 $825 $990 $1,143 $1,275 $1,407
60% $924 $990 $1,188 $1,372 $1,530 $1,688
Fair Market Rents in Yolo County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$953 $1,015 $1,342 $1,935 $2,357

Cities In Yolo County

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City Listings Served By
Davis 27 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Davis is the Yolo County Housing.
Woodland 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Yolo County Housing.
West Sacramento 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Sacramento is the Yolo County Housing.
Winters 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winters is the Yolo County Housing.
Knights Landing 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knights Landing is the Yolo County Housing.
Madison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Yolo County Housing.
Clarksburg 0
Dunnigan 0
Esparto 1
Guinda 0
Monument Hills 0
University of California Davis 0
Yolo 0