Affordable Housing In Contra Costa County
California

157 Low Income Apartment Communities In Contra Costa County

El Portal Gardens Apartments

14041 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA
Income Based
1 BR
62+

Antioch Hillcrest Terrace Apartments

3420 Deer Valley Rd
Antioch, CA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Stoneman Apartments

2300 Loveridge Rd.
Pittsburg, CA
$1,038-1,725
1-3 BR
Accessible
Family & Senior
HCV Welcome

East Leland Court

2555 E Leland Rd
Pittsburg, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Stoneman Village

390 E Leland Rd
Pittsburg, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Brentwood Senior Commons

750 Larkspur Ln
Brentwood, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Tice Oaks

2150 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Delta View Apartments

3915 Delta Fair Blvd
Antioch, CA
$1612
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Deer Creek Apartments

17115 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA
$1,807-2,750
1-2 BR
55+
Below Market Rate
HCV Welcome

Marina Heights Apartments

2 Marina Blvd
Pittsburg, CA
$770-1,030
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Contra Costa County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Contra Costa County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Richmond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
City of Pittsburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Contra Costa County, California

There are 157 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,849 affordable apartments for rent in Contra Costa County, California. Contra Costa County features 5,240 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 9,342 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Contra Costa County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Contra Costa County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 157
Total Low Income Apartments 14,849
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,240
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $80,185 ±$827
Median Rent $1,426 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.3% ± 1.15pp
Total Population 1,096,068

Population and Household Demographics

Contra Costa County is a County in California with a population of 1,096,068. There are 384,646 households in the county with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 35.35% of households in Contra Costa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Contra Costa County

The median gross income for households in Contra Costa County is $80,185 a year, or $6,682 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,426 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Contra Costa County, a household making less than $4,753 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Contra Costa County.1

Area Median Income In Contra Costa County

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.

In Contra Costa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,700

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 Contra Costa County

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 Contra Costa County HUD Rental Assistance in Contra Costa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
80% of Median $69,000 $78,850 $88,700 $98,550 $106,450 $114,350 $122,250 $130,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Contra Costa County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 85 low income apartment communities containing 8,186 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Contra Costa County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Contra Costa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
60% of Median $52,080 $59,520 $66,960 $74,340 $80,340 $86,280 $92,220 $98,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Contra Costa County is $66,960 a year, or $5,580 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,580 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,674 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $1,085 $1,163 $1,395 $1,611 $1,798 $1,983
60% $1,302 $1,395 $1,674 $1,934 $2,157 $2,380
Fair Market Rents in Contra Costa County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720

Cities In Contra Costa County

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City Listings Served By
Richmond 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richmond are the City of Richmond Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Pittsburg 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsburg are the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa and City of Pittsburg Housing Authority.
Concord 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Antioch 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antioch is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Danville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danville is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Walnut Creek 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnut Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Pinole 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinole is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Oakley 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakley is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Bay Point 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay Point is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Clayton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clayton is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
San Pablo 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Pablo is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
San Ramon 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Ramon is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Hercules 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hercules is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
El Sobrante 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Sobrante is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Brentwood 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brentwood is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Pleasant Hill 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Hill is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Martinez 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martinez is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Rodeo 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rodeo is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Lafayette 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lafayette is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Crockett 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crockett is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Pacheco 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pacheco is the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.
Acalanes Ridge 0
Alamo 0
Alhambra Valley 0
Bayview 0
Bethel Island 0
Blackhawk 0
Byron 0
Camino Tassajara 0
Castle Hill 0
Clyde 0
Diablo 0
Discovery Bay 0
East Richmond Heights 0
El Cerrito 0
Kensington 0
Knightsen 0
Montalvin Manor 0
Moraga 0
Mountain View 0
Norris Canyon 0
North Gate 0
North Richmond 0
Orinda 2
Port Costa 0
Reliez Valley 0
Rollingwood 0
San Miguel 0
Saranap 0
Shell Ridge 0
Tara Hills 0
Vine Hill 0
Contra Costa Centre 0