Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Benicia, CA

Discover affordable housing in Benicia where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

The Calms at Burgess

91 Riverview Terrace, Benicia, California 94510

Capitol Heights

1645 Bayview Cir, Benicia, California 94510

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Benicia, California
$27.71 (+173%) more than California minimum wage and $36.46 (+503%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Benicia, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Benicia, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Benicia, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Benicia, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Benicia.

How many renters live in Benicia, California?

The City of Benicia has 27,040 people living in 10,873 households.

There are 7,264 renters living in 3,260 renter households in this City. Renters make up 26.86 percent of the population living in Benicia.

What is the rental market like in Benicia, California?

There are an estimated 11,341 housing units in the Benicia area. Of these, 3,440 units are rental homes, making up 30 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Benicia, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Benicia?

The rental vacancy rate in Benicia is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Benicia for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benicia
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
146 718 1,412 577 396
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benicia

A large number of apartments in Benicia have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Benicia are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 58 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 36 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Benicia

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,652 to $3,643. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,652
One BR $1,853
Two BR $2,308
Three BR $3,199
Four BR $3,643
2024 Fair Market Rents in Benicia, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Benicia?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 81 55 percent
One BR 308 43 percent
Two BR 163 12 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Benicia, California

How many affordable rental units are in Benicia?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Benicia, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 55
Public Housing 75
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Benicia, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Benicia, California

Benicia features 131 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 Benicia, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benicia, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benicia landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Benicia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benicia, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,077 and $2,539.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.