Foothill Plaza Apts I
5324 Hemlock St
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95841

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Funding Programs

Foothill Plaza Apts I was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Foothill Plaza Apts I has a project-based Section 8 contract. 97 of the 100 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 97% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on November 01, 2015 and the contract expires on October 31, 2035. The Section 8 contract rent is 83.7% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $815.00 for One Bedroom, $1,026.00 for Two Bedroom, $1,495.00 for Three Bedroom, and $1,791.00 for Four Bedroom.

28% of California properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Foothill Plaza Apts I is an affordable apartment community located in Sacramento, California which is located in Sacramento County. The property is located in California's 6th Congressional District served by Representative Doris Matsui (D), Senator Kamala Harris (D) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D).

Foothill Plaza Apts I is an apartment community containing 97 rental units. The property contains 204 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Foothill Plaza Apts I is home to not more than 393 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Foothill Plaza Apts I provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Sacramento, CA by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Foothill Plaza Apts I contains a mix of 97 assisted one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 30 One Bedroom, 37 Two Bedroom, 20 Three Bedroom, and 10 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 31% One Bedroom, 38% Two Bedroom, 21% Three Bedroom, and 10% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Foothill Plaza Apts I is 2.04.

California's 6th

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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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Average Bedroom Size

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