Affordable Housing In Alameda County
California

335 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alameda County

Savo Island

2017 Stuart St
Berkeley, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Mandela Gateway

1350 7th St
Oakland, California
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Campbell Village

1670 8th St
Oakland, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Peralta Village

935 Union Street
Oakland, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Piedmont Apartments

215 West MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

The Claridge Hotel

634 15th St
Oakland, California
$765
Studio BR

Alta Mira Senior and Family Apartments

28901 Mission Blvd
Hayward, California
$262-1,155
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Lakeside Senior Apartments

1507 2ND AVE
Oakland, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Homeless Supportive Housing

Maple Square Apartments Homes

4163 Baine Ave
Fremont, California
Income Based
Studio-3 BR

Prosperity Place

188 11th Street
Oakland, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alameda County, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alameda County, California

There are 335 low income housing apartment communities offering 25,524 affordable apartments for rent in Alameda County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Alameda County, California

Alameda County features 12,401 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 12,523 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 $2,047 and $2,501.

2022 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 $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
Alameda County, California Payment Standard Range $1,384 to $1,692 $1,669 to $2,039 $2,047 to $2,501 $2,705 to $3,307 $3,220 to $3,936

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alameda County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 335
Total Low Income Apartments 25,524
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,401
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 $125,600

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.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
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.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450
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.
$76,750 $87,700 $98,650 $109,600 $118,400 $127,150 $135,950 $144,700

Cities In Alameda County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alameda The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alameda are the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda and Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Alameda City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alameda City is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Albany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albany is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Ashland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Berkeley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Berkeley are the City of Berkeley Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Castro Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castro Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Cherryland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherryland is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Dublin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dublin are the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda and Dublin Housing Authority.
Emeryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emeryville is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Fremont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fremont is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Hayward The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayward is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Livermore The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Livermore are the Housing Authority of the City of Livermore and Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Newark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newark is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Oakland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakland are the Oakland Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Piedmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piedmont is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Pleasanton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pleasanton are the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda and Housing Authority of the City of Pleasanton.
San Leandro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Leandro is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
San Lorenzo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Lorenzo is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Sunol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunol is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.
Union City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union City is the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda.