Income Guidelines


The following Income Guidelines are determined by the State of California Housing and Community Development (HCD), and calculated pursuant to Santa Barbara County's Housing Element.  These figures are primarily based on Area Median Income (AMI) for a family of four, adjusted for household size and income category.  Please note these numbers may be subject to change annually. 

Based on the median family income of $79,600 for Santa Barbara County as determined by the State of California HCD and Santa Barbara County's Housing Element and Housing Implementation Guidelines (revised June 2009).

Maximum Allowable Household Incomes for 2018 (Effective April 30, 2018)*

Household Size
(persons in household)

Very-Low (0-50%)

Low (50 – 80%)

Lower-Moderate
(81 - 100%)

Upper-Moderate
(101 - 120%)

Middle-Median
(121 – 150%)

1 $27,850 $44,600  $55,700  $66,850  $83,600 
2 31,850 50,950 63,700 76,400 95,500
3 35,800 57,300 71,650 85,950 107,450
4 39,800  63,700 79,600 95,500 119,400
5 43,000 68,750 85,950 103,150 128,950
6 46,150 73,850 92,350 110,800 138,500
7 49,350 78,950 98,700 118,450 148,050
8 or more 52,550 84,050 105,050 126,100 157,600

 



*Please note that these numbers may be subject to change Spring 2019

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