Affordable Housing In Castro Valley
Alameda County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Castro Valley

Grove Way

2576/90 Grove Way
Castro Valley, California

Strobridge Apartments

Wilbeam Ave @ Norbridge Ave
Castro Valley, California

Lorenzo Creek Apartments

22198 Center St
Castro Valley, California

Strobridge Court Apartments

21000 Wilbeam Ave
Castro Valley, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Castro Valley, 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 Castro Valley, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Castro Valley, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 229 affordable apartments for rent in Castro Valley, California.

Income Based Apartments in Castro Valley, California

Castro Valley features 8 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 Castro Valley, California

There are 221 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Castro Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Castro Valley, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Castro Valley landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Castro Valley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Castro Valley, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,165 and $2,646.

2023 Castro Valley, 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
Castro Valley, California Fair Market Rent $1,658 $1,969 $2,405 $3,144 $3,706
Castro Valley, California Payment Standard Range $1,492 to $1,824 $1,772 to $2,166 $2,165 to $2,646 $2,830 to $3,458 $3,335 to $4,077

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Castro Valley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 229
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $85,596 ±$5,497
Median Rent $1,399 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.87% ± 4.8pp
Total Population 62,044

Population and Household Demographics

Castro Valley is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 62,044. There are 22,164 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 32.22% of households in Castro Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Castro Valley

The median gross income for households in Castro Valley is $85,596 a year, or $7,133 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,399 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Castro Valley, a household making less than $4,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Castro Valley.

Area Median Income In Castro Valley

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 Castro Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alameda County.

In Castro Valley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,800

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 Castro Valley

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 Castro Valley

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Castro Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Castro Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,000 $57,150 $64,300 $71,400 $77,150 $82,850 $88,550 $94,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Castro Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,200 $84,800 $95,400 $106,000 $114,500 $123,000 $131,450 $139,950