Affordable Housing In Benicia
Solano County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benicia

Burgess Point Apartments

91 Riverview Terrace
Benicia, California
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Capitol Heights

1645 Bayview Cir
Benicia, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Benicia, California

Housing Authority Programs
City of Benicia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Solano County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Vacaville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benicia, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 131 affordable apartments for rent in Benicia, California.

Income Based Apartments in Benicia, California

Benicia features 75 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 56 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 $1,509 and $1,845.

2022 Benicia, 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
Benicia, California Fair Market Rent $1,232 $1,408 $1,677 $2,382 $2,870
Benicia, California Payment Standard Range $1,109 to $1,355 $1,267 to $1,549 $1,509 to $1,845 $2,144 to $2,620 $2,583 to $3,157

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Benicia, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 131
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 75
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $88,394 ±$6,082
Median Rent $1,372 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.12% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 27,657

Population and Household Demographics

Benicia is a city in Solano County, California with a population of 27,657. There are 10,838 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 32.01% of households in Benicia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benicia

The median gross income for households in Benicia is $88,394 a year, or $7,366 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,372 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benicia, a household making less than $4,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Benicia.

Area Median Income In Benicia

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 Benicia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Solano County.

In Benicia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $99,300

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 Benicia

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 Benicia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Benicia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,450 $23,350 $26,250 $29,150 $31,500 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Benicia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Benicia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450