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Affordable Housing In California
Saint Marys County, Maryland

Guide To Affordable Housing in California, Maryland

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in California, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in California, Maryland

California features 0 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 California, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in California, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay California landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in California.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in California, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,195 and $1,461.

2020 California, Maryland 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 $865 $1,091 $1,328 $1,856 $2,275
Payment Standard Range $779 to $952 $982 to $1,200 $1,195 to $1,461 $1,670 to $2,042 $2,048 to $2,503

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

California, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $86,031 ±$8,122
Median Rent $1,446 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.31% ± 11.05pp
Total Population 12,228

Population and Household Demographics

California is a city in Saint Marys County, Maryland with a population of 12,228. There are 4,699 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 31.54% of households in California are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in California

The median gross income for households in California is $86,031 a year, or $7,169 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,446 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In California, a household making less than $4,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.31% of households who rent are overburdened in California.

Area Median Income In California

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 California, the AMI is calculated from all households within Saint Marys County.

In California, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,600

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 California

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 California

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,300 $41,450 $46,650 $51,800 $55,950 $60,100 $64,250 $68,400
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650