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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
Subsidized

Strobridge Apartments

Wilbeam Ave @ Norbridge Ave
Castro Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers

Lorenzo Creek Apartments

22198 Center St
Castro Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers

Strobridge Court Apartments

21000 Wilbeam Ave
Castro Valley, California
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Castro Valley

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 $2,015 and $2,463.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720
Payment Standard Range $1,339 to $1,637 $1,627 to $1,989 $2,015 to $2,463 $2,738 to $3,346 $3,348 to $4,092

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $119,200

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
50% of Median $45,700 $52,200 $58,750 $65,250 $70,500 $75,700 $80,950 $86,150
80% of Median $73,100 $83,550 $94,000 $104,400 $112,800 $121,150 $129,500 $137,850