Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq
1680 Eddy St
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94115

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Funding Programs

Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq 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

Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq has a project-based Section 8 contract. 211 of the 211 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 December 01, 2009 and the contract expires on November 30, 2029. The Section 8 contract rent is 158.6% 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.


Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq 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).

Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq is an apartment community containing 211 rental units. The property contains 462 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq is home to not more than 910 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq 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

Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq contains a mix of 211 assisted studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 13 Studio, 54 One Bedroom, 56 Two Bedroom, 56 Three Bedroom, and 32 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 6% Studio, 26% One Bedroom, 27% Two Bedroom, 27% Three Bedroom, and 15% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Martin Luther King/marcus Garvey Sq is 2.19.

California's 12th

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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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