Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Emeryville, CA

Discover affordable housing in Emeryville where there are 10+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Estrella Vista

3706 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, California 94608

bed Studio-4

Emeryvilla Apartments

4320 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, California 94608


1325 40th St , Emeryville, California 94608

Bay Street Apartments

5684 Bay St, Emeryville, California 94608

Emery Glen Townhomes

6200 DOYLE ST, Emeryville, California 94608

The Avalon

3850 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, California 94608

Bay Bridge Housing

1034 36th St, Emeryville, California 94608

Avalon Senior Housing

3872 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, California 94608

Triangle Court

1063 45th St, Emeryville, California 94608

Ocean Avenue

1265 Ocean Ave, Emeryville, California 94608

auto_awesome Focus Results:
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Emeryville, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Emeryville, California
$33.05 (+207%) more than California minimum wage and $41.80 (+577%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Emeryville, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Emeryville.

How many renters live in Emeryville, California?

The City of Emeryville has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 69.52 percent of the population living in Emeryville.

What is the rental market like in Emeryville, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Emeryville area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Emeryville, California, there are 1.07 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Emeryville?

The rental vacancy rate in Emeryville is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Emeryville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Emeryville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
817 2,434 1,497 270 15
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Emeryville

A large number of apartments in Emeryville have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Emeryville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,825 to $3,954. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,825
One BR $2,131
Two BR $2,590
Three BR $3,342
Four BR $3,954
2024 Fair Market Rents in Emeryville, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Emeryville?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 160 20 percent
One BR 286 12 percent
Two BR 30 2 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Emeryville, California

How many affordable rental units are in Emeryville?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Emeryville, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Emeryville, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 729 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 $2,331 and $2,849.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.