Qualify for Housing Assistance in California

There are several federal programs that can help you with affordable housing, whether renting or buying. However, these assistance programs all have eligibility guidelines that must be met.

In order to qualify for low-income housing assistance, you will need to complete an application with your local Public Housing Authority. But before you do, check your state's income limits to verify your eligibility. Below are the income requirements for housing assistance in California.


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Bakersfield, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Chico, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
El Centro, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Fresno, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Hanford-Corcoran, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
30% of Median$16650$19050$21400$23800$25700$27600$29500$31400
Very Low Income$27750$31700$35700$39650$42800$46000$49150$52350
Low-Income$44400$50750$57100$63450$68550$73600$78700$83750
Orange County, CA
30% of Median$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Very Low Income$32550$37200$41850$46500$50200$53950$57650$61400
Low-Income$52100$59500$66950$74400$80350$86300$92250$98200
Madera, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Merced, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Modesto, CA
30% of Median$12550$14300$16100$17900$19350$20750$22200$23650
Very Low Income$20850$23850$26800$29800$32200$34550$36950$39350
Low-Income$33400$38150$42950$47700$51500$55350$59150$62950
Napa, CA
30% of Median$17200$19650$22100$24550$26500$28500$30450$32400
Very Low Income$28650$32700$36800$40900$44150$47450$50700$54000
Low-Income$44800$51200$57600$64000$69100$74250$79350$84500
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
30% of Median$18400$21000$23650$26250$28350$30450$32550$34650
Very Low Income$30650$35000$39400$43750$47250$50750$54250$57750
Low-Income$49000$56000$63000$70000$75600$81200$86800$92400
Redding, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
30% of Median$14000$16000$18000$20000$21600$23200$24800$26400
Very Low Income$23300$26650$29950$33300$35950$38650$41300$43950
Low-Income$37300$42650$47950$53300$57550$61850$66100$70350
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
30% of Median$15300$17500$19650$21850$23600$25350$27100$28850
Very Low Income$25500$29100$32750$36400$39300$42200$45150$48050
Low-Income$40800$46600$52450$58250$62900$67550$72250$76900
Yolo, CA
30% of Median$15250$17450$19600$21800$23550$25300$27050$28800
Very Low Income$25400$29050$32650$36300$39200$42100$45000$47900
Low-Income$40650$46500$52300$58100$62750$67400$72050$76700
Salinas, CA
30% of Median$14150$16150$18200$20200$21800$23450$25050$26650
Very Low Income$23550$26900$30300$33650$36350$39050$41750$44400
Low-Income$37700$43100$48450$53850$58150$62450$66750$71100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
30% of Median$17350$19850$22300$24800$26800$28750$30750$32750
Very Low Income$28900$33050$37150$41300$44600$47900$51200$54500
Low-Income$46250$52900$59500$66100$71400$76700$81950$87250
Oakland-Fremont, CA
30% of Median$18750$21450$24100$26800$28950$31100$33250$35400
Very Low Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Low-Income$46350$53000$59600$66250$71550$76850$82150$87450
San Francisco, CA
30% of Median$23750$27150$30550$33950$36650$39400$42100$44800
Very Low Income$39600$45250$50900$56550$61050$65600$70100$74650
Low-Income$63350$72400$81450$90500$97700$104950$112200$119450
San Benito County, CA
30% of Median$16850$19300$21700$24100$26050$27950$29900$31800
Very Low Income$28150$32150$36200$40200$43400$46650$49850$53050
Low-Income$44800$51200$57600$64000$69100$74250$79350$84500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
30% of Median$22300$25500$28650$31850$34400$36950$39500$42050
Very Low Income$37150$42450$47750$53050$57300$61550$65800$70050
Low-Income$59400$67900$76400$84900$91650$98450$105250$112050
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
30% of Median$14900$17000$19150$21250$22950$24650$26350$28050
Very Low Income$24800$28300$31850$35400$38250$41050$43900$46750
Low-Income$39650$45300$51000$56650$61200$65700$70250$74800
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA
30% of Median$16350$18700$21000$23350$25200$27100$28950$30800
Very Low Income$27250$31100$35000$38900$42000$45100$48250$51350
Low-Income$43600$49800$56050$62250$67250$72200$77200$82150
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
30% of Median$19450$22250$25000$27800$30000$32250$34450$36700
Very Low Income$32450$37100$41700$46350$50050$53750$57450$61200
Low-Income$51900$59300$66750$74150$80100$86000$91950$97900
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
30% of Median$16850$19250$21650$24050$25950$27900$29800$31750
Very Low Income$28050$32100$36100$40100$43300$46500$49700$52950
Low-Income$44800$51200$57600$64000$69100$74250$79350$84500
Stockton, CA
30% of Median$13350$15300$17200$19100$20650$22150$23700$25200
Very Low Income$22250$25450$28600$31800$34350$36900$39450$42000
Low-Income$35650$40700$45800$50900$54950$59050$63100$67200
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
30% of Median$16650$19050$21400$23800$25700$27600$29500$31400
Very Low Income$27800$31750$35750$39700$42900$46050$49250$52400
Low-Income$44450$50800$57150$63500$68600$73650$78750$83800
Visalia-Porterville, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Yuba City, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Alpine County, CA
30% of Median$14550$16650$18700$20800$22450$24150$25800$27450
Very Low Income$24300$27750$31250$34700$37500$40250$43050$45800
Low-Income$38850$44400$49950$55500$59950$64400$68800$73250
Amador County, CA
30% of Median$14300$16300$18350$20400$22050$23650$25300$26950
Very Low Income$23800$27200$30600$34000$36700$39450$42150$44900
Low-Income$38100$43500$48950$54400$58750$63100$67450$71800
Calaveras County, CA
30% of Median$13250$15150$17050$18950$20450$22000$23500$25000
Very Low Income$22100$25250$28400$31550$34050$36600$39100$41650
Low-Income$35350$40400$45450$50500$54550$58600$62600$66650
Colusa County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Del Norte County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Glenn County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Humboldt County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Inyo County, CA
30% of Median$12550$14300$16100$17900$19350$20750$22200$23650
Very Low Income$20900$23900$26850$29850$32250$34650$37000$39400
Low-Income$33450$38200$43000$47750$51550$55400$59200$63050
Lake County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Lassen County, CA
30% of Median$12100$13850$15550$17300$18700$20050$21450$22850
Very Low Income$20150$23050$25900$28800$31100$33400$35700$38000
Low-Income$32250$36900$41500$46100$49800$53500$57150$60850
Mariposa County, CA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Mendocino County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Modoc County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Mono County, CA
30% of Median$14050$16100$18100$20100$21700$23300$24900$26550
Very Low Income$23450$26800$30150$33500$36200$38850$41550$44200
Low-Income$37500$42900$48250$53600$57900$62200$66450$70750
Nevada County, CA
30% of Median$14550$16600$18700$20750$22400$24050$25750$27400
Very Low Income$24200$27650$31100$34550$37300$40100$42850$45600
Low-Income$38700$44250$49750$55300$59700$64150$68550$73000
Plumas County, CA
30% of Median$12850$14700$16500$18350$19800$21300$22750$24200
Very Low Income$21400$24500$27550$30600$33050$35500$37950$40400
Low-Income$34250$39150$44050$48950$52850$56800$60700$64600
Sierra County, CA
30% of Median$12400$14150$15950$17700$19100$20550$21950$23350
Very Low Income$20650$23600$26550$29500$31850$34200$36600$38950
Low-Income$33050$37750$42500$47200$51000$54750$58550$62300
Siskiyou County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Tehama County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Trinity County, CA
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22300$25100$27900$30150$32350$34600$36850
Low-Income$31250$35700$40200$44650$48200$51800$55350$58950
Tuolumne County, CA
30% of Median$12250$14000$15750$17500$18900$20300$21700$23100
Very Low Income$20400$23300$26250$29150$31500$33800$36150$38500
Low-Income$32650$37300$42000$46650$50400$54100$57850$61600