Affordable Housing In Alameda County
California

Affordable Housing programs support 13,107 income based apartments in Alameda County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 13,150 affordable apartments in Alameda County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Alameda County, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Alameda County. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Alameda County.

Gatewood Commons

2700 Ec Reems Ct
Oakland, California
Affordable

The Greenbriar

1490 E Gate Way
Pleasanton, California
Affordable

Irvington Family Apartments

4109 Broadmoor Cmn
Fremont, California
Affordable

Glenview Apartments

4400 Central Ave
Fremont, California
Affordable

1811 27th Avenue

1811 27th Ave
Oakland, California
Affordable

San Pablo Suites

2551 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, California
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Alameda County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Alameda, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Alameda.
Affordable Housing In Albany, CA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Albany.
Affordable Housing In Berkeley, CA Affordable Housing programs support 33 apartment communities in Berkeley.
Affordable Housing In Castro Valley, CA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Castro Valley.
Affordable Housing In Dublin, CA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Dublin.
Affordable Housing In Emeryville, CA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Emeryville.
Affordable Housing In Fremont, CA Affordable Housing programs support 28 apartment communities in Fremont.
Affordable Housing In Hayward, CA Affordable Housing programs support 35 apartment communities in Hayward.
Affordable Housing In Livermore, CA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Livermore.
Affordable Housing In Newark, CA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Newark.
Affordable Housing In Oakland, CA Affordable Housing programs support 162 apartment communities in Oakland.
Affordable Housing In Piedmont, CA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Piedmont.
Affordable Housing In Pleasanton, CA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Pleasanton.
Affordable Housing In San Leandro, CA Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in San Leandro.
Affordable Housing In San Lorenzo, CA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in San Lorenzo.
Affordable Housing In Union City, CA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Union City.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alameda County, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Alameda County.

Alameda County, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Alameda County, California

Alameda County features 13,107 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 County, California

There are 13,150 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alameda County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alameda County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alameda County landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Alameda County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alameda County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,165 and $2,646.

2023 Alameda County, 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
Alameda County, California Fair Market Rent $1,658 $1,969 $2,405 $3,144 $3,706
Alameda County, California Payment Standard Range $1,492 to $1,824 $1,772 to $2,166 $2,165 to $2,646 $2,830 to $3,458 $3,335 to $4,077

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alameda County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 356
Total Low Income Apartments 26,925
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13,107
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $75,619 ±$613
Median Rent $1,367 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 0.74pp
Total Population 1,584,983

Population and Household Demographics

Alameda County is a county in California with a population of 1,584,983. There are 558,907 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 47.28% of households in Alameda County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alameda County

The median gross income for households in Alameda County is $75,619 a year, or $6,302 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,367 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alameda County, a household making less than $4,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Alameda County.

Area Median Income In Alameda County

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.

In Alameda County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,800

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 County

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 County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alameda County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alameda County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,000 $57,150 $64,300 $71,400 $77,150 $82,850 $88,550 $94,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alameda County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,200 $84,800 $95,400 $106,000 $114,500 $123,000 $131,450 $139,950