Income and Rent Limits

Please note that there are two sets of income limits. 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.  

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Income Limits

The income limits below apply to the following programs: Sonoma County Density Bonus, Sonoma County Single-Family Development Fee Deferral, County Fund For Housing, California Redevelopment Law

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. Please contact staff with any questions or concerns

Effective January 1, 2022

Persons in Household Acutely Low Income (15% Area Median Income)  Extremely Low Income Very Low Income
50% AMI**
60% AMI Low Income
80% AMI
Median Income
100% AMI
Moderate Income
120% AMI
1 10,850 24,450 40,750 48,900 65,150 72,300 86,750
2 12,400 27,950 46,550 55,860 74,450 82,650 99,150
3 13,950 31,450 52,350 62,820 83,750 92,950 111,550
4 15,500 34,900 58,150 69,780 93,050 103,300  123,950
5 16,750 37,700 62,850 75,420 100,500 111,550 133,850
6 18,000 40,500 67,500 81,000 107,950 119,850 143,800
7 19,200 43,300 72,150 86,580  115,400  128,100 153,700
8 20,450 46,100 76,800  92,160  122,850 136,350 163,600 

 *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

Rent Limits

These rent limits are calculated using the 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) 611 1,019 1,223
1 Bedroom (2) 699 1,164 1,397
2 Bedroom (3) 786 1,309 1,571
3 Bedroom (4) 873 1,454 1,745 
4 Bedroom (5) 943 1,571 1,886

 

Utility Allowance

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. See utility allowances here.

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 three-bedroom unit are based upon the income limits for a four-person household.

Federal Programs

Income Limits

These Income Limits apply only to Sonoma County Community Development Commission units assisted by the following funds: Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). 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.

Persons In Household 30% Area Median Income Very Low Income 50% AMI HOME Low 60% Area Median Income Low Income 80% AMI Home High
124,45040,75048,900 65,150 
2 27,95046,55055,86074,450
3 31,450 52,350 62,820 83,750 
4 34,900 58,15069,780 93,050
5 37,70062,850 75,420100,500
6 40,500 67,50081,000107,950
7 43,30072,15086,580115,400
8 46,10076,80092,160`122,850

 

Rent Limits

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) 1,0181,0911,3081,512 1,687
HIGH (Low Income - 65% AMI) 1,3041,3981,6791,932 2,135

 

     

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