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Affordable Housing Program Income Limits 2017

Please note that there are two sets of income limits for 2017. The first set of limits applies to units regulated by state or local programs. The second set of limits applies to units regulated by federal programs.

Use the income limits below for the following state and local programs:

Sonoma County Density Bonus Programs
Sonoma County Second Dwelling Unit Programs
County Fund For Housing Program
California Redevelopment Law
Effective June 9, 2017

Notes:

  1. These Income Limits apply only to Sonoma County Community Development Commission assisted units. They are NOT to be used as a guide for programs regulated by any agency other than the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. It is up to each property owner to determine which regulations preside if a unit is regulated by more than one program.
  2. These Income Limits do not apply to CDBG, HOME or NSP restricted units. Please refer to separate schedule for these units which are regulated by federal income limits set annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

INCOME LIMITS*

Persons in Household

Extremely Low Income

Very Low Income
50% AMI**

60% AMI

Low Income
80% AMI

Median Income
100% AMI

Moderate Income
120% AMI

1

18,550

30,850

37,020

49,350

58,750

70,500

2

21,200

35,250

42,300

56,400

67,100

80,550

3

23,850

39,650

47,580

63,450

75,500

90,650

4

26,450

44,050

52,860

70,500

83,900

100,700

5

28,780

47,600

57,120

76,150

90,600

108,750

6

32,960

51,100

61,320

81,800

97,300

116,800

7

37,140

54,650

65,580

87,450

104,050

124,850

8

41,320

58,150

69,780

93,100

110,750

132,900

* The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has made its final decision to implement a new State Income Limit Hold Harmless (HH) Policy beginning 2013.

**AMI = Area Median Income

MAXIMUM RENT LIMITS
Uses Formula in California Health & Safety Code 50052.5 & 5005.3

Unit Size (assumed # occupants)

Extremely Low Income Rent Limit (30% AMI)

Very Low Income Rent Limit (50% AMI)

Low Income Rent Limit (60% AMI)

Studio (1)

464

771

926

1 Bedroom (2)

530

881

1,058

2 Bedroom (3)

596

991

1,190

3 Bedroom (4)

661

1,101

1,322

4 Bedroom (5)

720

1,190

1,428

Subtract from the maximum rent the approved utility allowance for any utilities that the tenant pays in addition to the rent. Confirm the appropriate utility allowance with the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.

Assumption: The rents are computed based on the income limits for an assumed household size equal to the number of bedrooms in the unit plus one person. For example, the rents for a 3 bedroom unit are based upon the income limits for a 4 person household.


Use the income limits below for the following federal programs:

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME)
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)

NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP)
Effective April 11, 2017

Notes:

  1. These Income Limits apply only to Sonoma County Community Development Commission assisted units. They are NOT to be used as a guide for programs regulated by any agency other than the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. It is up to each property owner to determine which regulations preside if a unit is regulated by more than one program.
  2. These Income Limits do not apply to state or locally regulated programs (Density Bonus, Second Dwelling Unit, County Fund for Housing, California Redevelopment Law). Please refer to separate schedule for these units which are regulated by state income limits set annually by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

INCOME LIMITS
Area Median Income for a 4-person household: $83,900

Persons in Household

30% AMI

Very Low Income
50% AMI

60% AMI

Low Income
80% AMI

 

 

HOME Low

 

HOME High

1

18,550

30,850

37,020

49,350

2

21,200

35,250

42,300

56,400

3

23,850

39,650

47,580

63,450

4

26,450

44,050

52,860

70,500

5

28,600

47,600

57,120

76,150

6

30,700

51,100

61,320

81,800

7

32,800

54,650

65,580

87,450

8

34,950

58,150

69,780

93,100

MAXIMUM RENT LIMITS for all HOME, CDBG, and NSP Units
As set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

RENT LEVEL

Studio

1 BR

2 BR

3 BR

4 BR

LOW (Very Low-Income - 50% AMI)

771

826

991

1,145

1,277

HIGH (Low Income - 65% AMI)

1,020

1,094

1,316

1,511

1,666

Subtract from the maximum rent the approved utility allowance for any utilities that the tenant pays in addition to the rent. Confirm the appropriate utility allowance with the Sonoma County Community Development Commission.

Questions? Please contact Sonoma County Community Development Commission compliance monitoring staff at (707) 565-7507

Published June 27, 2017