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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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State and Local Programs
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
|60% AMI||Low Income
*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
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)|
|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|
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.
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.
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|
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)||1,018||1,091||1,308||1,512||1,687|
|HIGH (Low Income - 65% AMI)||1,304||1,398||1,679||1,932||2,135|