The El Mirador
1230 N St
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California 95814

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Funding Programs

The El Mirador 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

The El Mirador has a project-based Section 8 contract. 143 of the 148 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 October 01, 2011 and the contract expires on September 30, 2031. The Section 8 contract rent is 142.1% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $707.00 for Zero 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.


The El Mirador 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).

The El Mirador is an apartment community containing 143 rental units. The property contains 143 studio bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, The El Mirador is home to not more than 143 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

The El Mirador 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

The El Mirador contains a mix of 143 assisted studio bedroom apartments for rent. There are 143 Studio apartments in this property. The unit mix is 100% Studio apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for The El Mirador is .

California's 6th

Congressional District


Total Units


Project Based Sec. 8 Units


% of Fair Market Rent


Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration


Unit Mix

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