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Affordable Housing In Alameda
Alameda County, California

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alameda

Stargell Commons

2700 Bette St
Alameda, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Playa Del Alameda

148 Crolls Garden Ct
Alameda, California
Subsidized

Buena Vista

460 Buena Vista Ave
Alameda, California

The Breakers at Bayport

421 Neptune Gardens Ave
Alameda, California

Bessie Coleman - Nas

1151 Coral Sea St
Alameda, California

Operation Dignity

Multi Address
Alameda, California

Spirit of Hope I and II

Multiple
Alameda, California

Miramar Mariposa

Multiple Addresses
Alameda, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Alameda

Housing Authority Programs
City of Alameda Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alameda, California

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 293 affordable apartments for rent in Alameda, California.

Income Based Apartments in Alameda, California

Alameda features 40 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Alameda, California

There are 253 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alameda.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alameda, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alameda landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Alameda.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alameda, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,145 and $2,621.

2021 Alameda, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,595 $1,934 $2,383 $3,196 $3,863
Payment Standard Range $1,436 to $1,755 $1,741 to $2,127 $2,145 to $2,621 $2,876 to $3,516 $3,477 to $4,249

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alameda, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 293
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $79,312 ±$3,043
Median Rent $1,407 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.84% ± 3.13pp
Total Population 76,733

Population and Household Demographics

Alameda is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 76,733. There are 30,708 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 52.89% of households in Alameda are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alameda

The median gross income for households in Alameda is $79,312 a year, or $6,609 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,407 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alameda, a household making less than $4,690 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Alameda.

Area Median Income In Alameda

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Alameda, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alameda County.

In Alameda, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Alameda

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Alameda

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
50% of Median $45,700 $52,200 $58,750 $65,250 $70,500 $75,700 $80,950 $86,150
80% of Median $73,100 $83,550 $94,000 $104,400 $112,800 $121,150 $129,500 $137,850