Affordable Housing In Carmichael
Sacramento County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carmichael

Fairwood Apartments

8893 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, California
1-3 BR

Sutter Place

5801 Sutter Ave
Carmichael, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

The Groves at Manzanita

5701 Manzanita Ave
Carmichael, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Kenneth Park

5945 Kenneth Ave
Carmichael, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sierra Sunrise Senior Apartments

4525 Manzanita Ave
Carmichael, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Carmichael, 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 Carmichael, California

Housing Authority Programs
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carmichael, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 438 affordable apartments for rent in Carmichael, California.

Income Based Apartments in Carmichael, California

Carmichael features 438 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 Carmichael, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carmichael, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carmichael landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Carmichael.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carmichael, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,389 and $1,697.

2022 Carmichael, 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
Carmichael, California Fair Market Rent $1,108 $1,228 $1,543 $2,192 $2,625
Carmichael, California Payment Standard Range $997 to $1,219 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,389 to $1,697 $1,973 to $2,411 $2,363 to $2,888

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carmichael, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 438
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $54,322 ±$2,370
Median Rent $945 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.81% ± 4.23pp
Total Population 63,712

Population and Household Demographics

Carmichael is a city in Sacramento County, California with a population of 63,712. There are 26,074 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 45.11% of households in Carmichael are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carmichael

The median gross income for households in Carmichael is $54,322 a year, or $4,527 a month. The median rent for the city is $945 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carmichael, a household making less than $3,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Carmichael.

Area Median Income In Carmichael

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 Carmichael, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sacramento County.

In Carmichael, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,200

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 Carmichael

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 Carmichael

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carmichael AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carmichael AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carmichael AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,750 $64,850 $72,950 $81,050 $87,550 $94,050 $100,550 $107,000