Forrest Palms Seniors Center
1825 El Monte Ave
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95815

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Funding Programs

Forrest Palms Seniors Center 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

Forrest Palms Seniors Center has a project-based Section 8 contract. 39 of the 40 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 98% 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 September 01, 2009 and the contract expires on August 31, 2029. The Section 8 contract rent is 101.8% 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.

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


Forrest Palms Seniors Center 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).

Forrest Palms Seniors Center is an apartment community containing 39 rental units. The property contains 39 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Forrest Palms Seniors Center is home to not more than 58 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Forrest Palms Seniors Center 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

Forrest Palms Seniors Center contains a mix of 39 assisted one bedroom apartments for rent. There are 39 One Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 100% One Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Forrest Palms Seniors Center is 0.98.

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