Affordable Housing In Alto
Marin County, California

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Alto where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Alto that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Alto, California

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Alto.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.
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Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Alto.

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Alto, 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
Marin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Alto.

Alto, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Alto, California

Alto features 0 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 Alto, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alto.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alto, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alto landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Alto.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alto, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,869 and $3,507.

2023 Alto, 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
Alto, California Fair Market Rent $2,156 $2,665 $3,188 $3,912 $4,283
Alto, California Payment Standard Range $1,940 to $2,372 $2,399 to $2,932 $2,869 to $3,507 $3,521 to $4,303 $3,855 to $4,711

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alto, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.54%
Average Renter Household Size 1.79
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $61,283 ±$33,072
Median Rent $1,707 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.51% ± 32.37pp
Total Population 735

Population and Household Demographics

Alto is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 735. There are 329 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 49.54% of households in Alto are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alto

The median gross income for households in Alto is $61,283 a year, or $5,107 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alto, a household making less than $5,690 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Alto.

Area Median Income In Alto

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 Alto, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In Alto, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $166,000

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 Alto

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 Alto

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$65,250 $74,600 $83,900 $93,200 $100,700 $108,150 $115,600 $123,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$104,400 $119,300 $134,200 $149,100 $161,050 $173,000 $184,900 $196,850