Thomas Paine Apartments
1086 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94115

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About The Property:

Nice affordable housing multi-family apartment community located in beautiful San Francisco. Close to restaurant, park, schools and public transportation. On site laundry facility and playground for kids. Please contact site manager for more details.

Unit Information

Unit Bed/Bath Rent
Studio /1 $
One Bedroom 1/1 $
Two Bedroom 2/1 $
Three Bedroom 3/2 $
Four Bedroom 4/2 $

Property Amenities

  • Playground
  • Laundry Room
  • 24hr Emergency Maintenance
  • Urban Area

Unit Amenities

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Cable Ready
  • Window Coverings
  • Carpet
  • Patio, Deck Or Balcony
  • Private Entrance

Nearby Amenities

  • Close to Dining
  • Near Park
  • Near Schools

Managed By EPMI

Funding Programs

Thomas Paine Apartments 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

Thomas Paine Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 93 of the 98 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 95% 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 June 01, 2001 and the contract expires on May 31, 2021. The Section 8 contract rent is 100.9% 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.


Thomas Paine Apartments 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).

Thomas Paine Apartments is an apartment community containing 93 rental units. The property contains 188 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Thomas Paine Apartments is home to not more than 367 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Thomas Paine Apartments 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

Thomas Paine Apartments contains a mix of 93 assisted studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 6 Studio, 30 One Bedroom, 24 Two Bedroom, 22 Three Bedroom, and 11 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 6% Studio, 32% One Bedroom, 26% Two Bedroom, 24% Three Bedroom, and 12% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Thomas Paine Apartments is 1.92.

California's 12th

Congressional District


Total Units


Project Based Sec. 8 Units


% of Fair Market Rent


Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

Studio, One, Two, Three, and Four

Unit Mix


Average Bedroom Size

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