Understanding California’s Definition of ‘Low Income’

The California Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced new state income restrictions, which indicate they are rising in almost every county nationwide.

The income restrictions are determined yearly using federal regulations as well as information on the median income, household income levels, and estimates for affordable housing.

Depending on the number of people in your home, these limits are used to assess your eligibility for things like affordable housing programs.

The results show that numerous cities have low-income thresholds that are less than 50% of the local median income.

FOX 11 Los Angeles confirms the news through posted a tweet on its official Twitter account;

What constitutes “low income” for a single-person household in the state is listed below.

Southern California

  • Los Angeles County: $70,700
  • Orange County: $80,400
  • Riverside County: $52,200
  • San Bernardino County: $52,200
  • Santa Barbara County: $83,000
  • San Diego County: $77,200
  • Ventura County: $74,400

Here are some more articles from the California Examiner that you might find interesting:

Bay Area

  • Alameda: $78,600
  • Contra Costa County: $78,600
  • Marin County: $104,400
  • Napa: $74,700
  • San Francisco County: $104,400
  • San Mateo County: $104,400
  • Santa Clara County: $96,000
  • Solano County: $64,100
  • Sonoma County: $70,500

Central Valley

Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, and Kings counties in the Central Valley: $46,200

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