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Affordable Housing Program Income Limits July 1, 2018

Please note that there are two sets of income limits for 2018. 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 July 1, 2018

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*

Number of Persons in Household

Extremely Low Income

Very Low Income
50% AMI**

60% Area Median Income (AMI)

Low Income
80% AMI

Median Income
100% AMI

Moderate Income
120% AMI

1

20,650

34,400

41,280

55,000

58,850

70,650

2

23,600

39,300

47,160

62,850

67,300

80,700

3

26,550

44,200

53,040

70,700

75,700

90,800

4

29,450

49,100

58,920

78,550

84,100

100,900

5

31,850

53,050

63,660

84,850

90,850

108,950

6

34,200

57,000

68,400

91,950

97,550

117,050

7

38,060

60,900

73,080

97,450

104,300

125,100

8

42,380

64,850

77,820

103,700

111,000

133,200

* 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)

516

860

1,032

1 Bedroom (2)

590

983

1,179

2 Bedroom (3)

664

1,105

1,326

3 Bedroom (4)

736

1,228

1,473

4 Bedroom (5)

796

1,326

1,592

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)
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)
Effective July 1, 2018

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: $84,100

Persons in Household

30%
Area Median Income

Very Low Income
50% AMI
HOME Low

60%
Area Median Income

Low Income
80% AMI

HOME High

1

20,650

34,400

41,280

55,000

2

23,600

39,300

47,160

62,850

3

26,550

44,200

53,040

70,700

4

29,450

49,100

58,920

78,550

5

31,850

53,050

63,660

84,850

6

34,200

57,000

68,400

91,150

7

36,550

60,900

73,080

97,450

8

38,900

64,850

77,820

103,700

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 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

3 Bedroom

4 Bedroom

LOW (Very Low-Income - 50% AMI)

860

921

1,105

1,276

1,425

HIGH (Low Income - 65% AMI)

1,098

1,178

1,416

1,627

1,795

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 5, 2018