There are approximately 140 low- and moderate- income rental apartments located throughout the Mammoth Lakes community. In order to qualify, you must have lived in Mammoth Lakes for at least the last 6 months and earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
In Mono County, an individual must make $23.13/hour in order to afford a market-rate two-bedroom apartment. Or, it would take three full-time minimum wage earners working 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year, in order to afford the same unit. This can lead to over-spending on housing costs and result in a lack of expendable income for other necessities such as food, clothing, or medical expenses. On the other hand, it can also lead to overcrowding where multiple families rent an apartment together in an effort to make the housing expenses more affordable.
The goal of providing affordable rentals to the local workforce is to promote local economic sustainability, a stable community, and healthy, reliable employees.
Currently, Mammoth Lakes Housing manages a wait list for 85 of these units. If you would like to be added to the wait list, you must submit an application with all of the required income information to our office located at 587 Old Mammoth Road. All of your information is confidential.
If you have questions about the wait list process, please read the Frequently Asked Questions regarding renting a home or call us at (760) 934-4740. You may also submit a Contact Us Form at the bottom of the page.
Other affordable rentals in the area with separate application processes include:
If you are still looking for an apartment to rent, the following resources are available: