Cupertino, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 127 income based apartments in Cupertino where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 19 affordable apartments in Cupertino that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cupertino, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Cupertino. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Cupertino.

Le Beaulieu

10092 Bianchi Way
Cupertino, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

The Veranda

19160 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, California
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Affordable

Sunny View West

22449 Cupertino Road
Cupertino, California
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Cupertino

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City Apartments
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Cupertino, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
San Jose City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Santa Clara County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cupertino.

Cupertino, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cupertino, California

Cupertino features 127 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 Cupertino, California

There are 19 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cupertino.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cupertino, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cupertino landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Cupertino.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cupertino, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,647 and $3,235.

2023 Cupertino, 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
Cupertino, California Fair Market Rent $2,223 $2,513 $2,941 $3,750 $4,202
Cupertino, California Payment Standard Range $2,001 to $2,445 $2,262 to $2,764 $2,647 to $3,235 $3,375 to $4,125 $3,782 to $4,622

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cupertino, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 127
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $141,953 ±$6,550
Median Rent $2,437 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.55% ± 3.87pp
Total Population 60,171

Population and Household Demographics

Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 60,171. There are 20,422 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 36.76% of households in Cupertino are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cupertino

The median gross income for households in Cupertino is $141,953 a year, or $11,829 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,437 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cupertino, a household making less than $8,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Cupertino.

Area Median Income In Cupertino

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 Cupertino, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Clara County.

In Cupertino, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $168,500

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 Cupertino

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 Cupertino

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cupertino AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cupertino AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$59,000 $67,400 $75,850 $84,250 $91,000 $97,750 $104,500 $111,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cupertino AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$92,250 $105,400 $118,600 $131,750 $142,300 $152,850 $163,400 $173,950