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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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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

(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. Please contact staff with any questions or concerns.

(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.

Effective June 15, 2022

 

 

Persons in Household

Acutely Low Income (15% Area Median Income)

 

Extremely Low Income

Very Low Income (50% Area Median Income)

 

60% Area Median Income

Low Income (80% Area Median Income)

Median Income (100% Area Median

Income)

Moderate Income (120% Area Median

Income)

1

11,850

25,000

41,600

49,920

66,550

78,950

94,750

2

13,500

28,550

47,550

57,060

76,050

90,250

108,300

3

15,200

32,100

53,500

64,200

85,550

101,500

121,800

4

16,900

35,650

59,400

71,280

95,050

112,800

135,350

5

18,250

38,550

64,200

77,040

102,700

121,800

146,200

6

19,600

41,400

68,950

82,740

110,300

130,850

157,000

7

20,950

44,250

73,700

88,440

117,900

139,850

167,850

8

22,300

47,100

78,450

94,140

125,500

148,900

178,650

*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 Very Low Income Rent Limit Low Income Rent Limit
Studio (1) 625 1,040 1,248
1 Bedroom (2) 714 1,189 1,427
2 Bedroom (3) 803 1,338 1,605
3 Bedroom (4) 891 1,485 1,782
4 Bedroom (5) 964 1,605 1,926

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.

INCOME LIMITS

Area Median Income for a 4-person household: $112,800

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

25,000

41,600

49,920

66,550

2

28,550

47,550

57,060

76,050

3

32,100

53,500

64,200

85,550

4

35,650

59,400

71,280

95,050

5

38,550

64,200

77,040

102,700

6

41,400

68,950

82,740

110,300

7

44,250

73,700

88,440

117,900

8

47,100

78,450

94,140

125,500

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)  1,040 1,114 1,337 1,545 1,723
HIGH (Low Income - 65% AMI) 1,331 1,428 1,716 1,974 2,183