Affordable Housing In East Palo Alto
San Mateo County,
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Palo Alto
Housing Authorities that serve East Palo Alto
|Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work|
Guide To Affordable Housing in East Palo Alto, California
There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 549 affordable apartments for rent in East Palo Alto, California.
Income Based Apartments in East Palo Alto, California
East Palo Alto features 172 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 East Palo Alto, California
There are 377 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Palo Alto.
Housing Choice Vouchers in East Palo Alto, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Palo Alto landlords $1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in East Palo Alto.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Palo Alto, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $3,005 and $3,673.
2020 East Palo Alto, 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||$2,197||$2,720||$3,339||$4,365||$4,657|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,977 to $2,417||$2,448 to $2,992||$3,005 to $3,673||$3,929 to $4,802||$4,191 to $5,123|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
East Palo Alto, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||9|
|Total Low Income Apartments||549|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||172|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||64.95%|
|Average Renter Household Size||4.01|
|Average Household Size||4.11|
|Median Household Income||$52,012 ±$3,880|
|Median Rent||$1,433 ±$69|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||64.09% ± 7.56pp|
Population and Household Demographics
East Palo Alto is a city in San Mateo County, California with a population of 29,198. There are 7,065 households in the city with an average household size of 4.11 persons. 64.95% of households in East Palo Alto are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in East Palo Alto
The median gross income for households in East Palo Alto is $52,012 a year, or $4,334 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,433 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Palo Alto, a household making less than $4,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.09% of households who rent are overburdened in East Palo Alto.
Area Median Income In East Palo Alto
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 East Palo Alto, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Mateo County.
In East Palo Alto, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $136,800
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 East Palo Alto
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 East Palo Alto
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$33,850||$38,700||$43,550||$48,350||$52,250||$56,100||$60,000||$63,850|
|50% of Median||$56,450||$64,500||$72,550||$80,600||$87,050||$93,500||$99,950||$106,400|
|80% of Median||$90,450||$103,350||$116,250||$129,150||$139,500||$149,850||$160,150||$170,500|