Jackie Robinson Gardens
1340 Hudson Ave
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94124

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Funding Programs

Jackie Robinson Gardens was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes 2 Federal housing programs to make rent affordable to lower income tenants. These programs are Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Project Based Sec. 8.

Section 8

Jackie Robinson Gardens has a project-based Section 8 contract. 130 of the 130 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% 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 January 01, 2003 and the contract expires on December 31, 2022. The Section 8 contract rent is 130.6% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,412.00 for Zero Bedroom, $1,814.00 for One Bedroom, $2,289.00 for Two Bedroom, $2,987.00 for Three Bedroom, and $3,556.00 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.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit

The property was developed using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This program incentivizes investors to inject capital into rental apartments for lower income Americans. The property received a tax credit allocation in 2005 for $838,309 with a 10 year value of $8,383,090. The property was placed in service in 2006. 129 of 130 units at Jackie Robinson Gardens are low income and subject to the tax credit program. The property, at the time of the tax credit allocation, was located in a Qualified Census Tract qualifying it for additional tax credit financing.


Jackie Robinson Gardens is an affordable apartment community located in San Francisco, California which is located in San Francisco County. The property is located in California's 12th Congressional District served by Representative Nancy Pelosi (D), Senator Kamala Harris (D) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D).

Jackie Robinson Gardens is an apartment community containing 129 rental units. This property serves all family types. The property contains 289 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Jackie Robinson Gardens is home to not more than 572 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Jackie Robinson Gardens provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in San Francisco, 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

Jackie Robinson Gardens contains a mix of 129 assisted studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 8 Studio, 28 One Bedroom, 38 Two Bedroom, 35 Three Bedroom, and 20 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 6% Studio, 22% One Bedroom, 29% Two Bedroom, 27% Three Bedroom, and 16% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Jackie Robinson Gardens is 2.22.

California's 12th

Congressional District


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Project Based Sec. 8 Units


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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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