Emery Glen Townhomes

Emeryville, California
Family & Senior
Homeless Supportive Housing

Bay Street Apartments

5684 Bay St
Emeryville, California

The Avalon

3850 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, California

Emeryvilla Apartments

4320 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, California
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bay Bridge Housing

1034 36th St
Emeryville, California
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing


1325 40th St
Emeryville, California

Triangle Court

1063 45th St
Emeryville, California

Ocean Avenue

1265 Ocean Ave
Emeryville, California

Avalon Senior Housing

3872 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, California

There are 667 low-income apartments in Emeryville that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 90 low-income homes in Emeryville where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $567 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on September 2nd, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Emeryville, 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
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Emeryville.

Emeryville, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Emeryville, California

Emeryville features 90 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 Emeryville, California

There are 667 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Emeryville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Emeryville, California

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

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

2023 Emeryville, 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
Emeryville, California Fair Market Rent $1,658 $1,969 $2,405 $3,144 $3,706
Emeryville, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Emeryville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 757
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 90
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.79%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 1.74
Median Household Income $77,806 ±$10,044
Median Rent $1,743 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.25% ± 7.89pp
Total Population 10,830

Population and Household Demographics

Emeryville is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 10,830. There are 6,205 households in the city with an average household size of 1.74 persons. 61.79% of households in Emeryville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emeryville

The median gross income for households in Emeryville is $77,806 a year, or $6,484 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,743 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emeryville, a household making less than $5,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Emeryville.

Area Median Income In Emeryville

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

In Emeryville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $147,900

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 Emeryville

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 Emeryville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Emeryville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,500 $39,950 $44,350 $47,900 $51,450 $55,000 $58,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Emeryville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$51,800 $59,200 $66,600 $73,950 $79,900 $85,800 $91,700 $97,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Emeryville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$78,550 $89,750 $100,950 $112,150 $121,150 $130,100 $139,100 $148,050