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

Discover affordable housing in Eureka where there are 16+ 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.

Summercreek Place

1636 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, California 95501

bed 1-2

Eureka Housing

735 W Everding St, Eureka, California 95503

Aster Place Apartments

2405 Aster Place, Eureka, California 95501

bed 2-3

Bayview Heights

108 4th St, Eureka, California 95501

bed 1

Silvercrest Eureka

2141 Tydd Street, Eureka, California 95501

Eureka Central Residence

333 E St, Eureka, California 95501

The Lodge at Eureka

428 8th Street, Eureka, California 95501

3135 Central Ave

3135 Central Ave, Eureka, California 95503

bed 3
payment $1800/mo.

7275-7279 David Ct Unit 7279

7275-7279 David Ct, Eureka, California 95503

bed 4
payment $1550/mo.

2314 Union St

2314 Union St, Eureka, California 95501

bed 3
payment $1700/mo.

3979 Cedar St Unit A

3979 Cedar St, Eureka, California 95501

bed 2
payment $1250/mo.

Pine Hill Village

908 Alpha St., Eureka, California 95540

bed 1-2

Eureka City

3129 Prospect Ave, Eureka, California 95501

Humboldt County

1635 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, California 95501

City of Eureka

2413 2nd St, Eureka, California 95501

Eureka Family Housing

615 W Hawthorne St, Eureka, California 95501

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Eureka, 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.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Eureka, California
$25.61/hour
$9.61 (+60%) more than California minimum wage and $18.36 (+253%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Eureka, 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 Public Housing programs for Eureka, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Eureka, California.

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

How many renters live in Eureka, California?

The City of Eureka has 26,519 people living in 10,905 households.

There are 12,333 renters living in 5,612 renter households in this City. Renters make up 46.51 percent of the population living in Eureka.

What is the rental market like in Eureka, California?

There are an estimated 11,992 housing units in the Eureka area. Of these, 5,754 units are rental homes, making up 48 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Eureka, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Eureka?

The rental vacancy rate in Eureka is 2 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 Eureka for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Eureka
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
206 1,602 2,484 1,035 119
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Eureka

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

How many renter households in Eureka are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 62 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Eureka

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $950 to $2,294. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $950
One BR $1,032
Two BR $1,352
Three BR $1,905
Four BR $2,294
2024 Fair Market Rents in Eureka, California

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

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 172 83 percent
One BR 1,090 68 percent
Two BR 1,716 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Eureka, California

How many affordable rental units are in Eureka?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 122
Public Housing 195
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 236
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Eureka, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Eureka, California

Eureka features 434 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 Eureka, California

There are 289 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Eureka.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eureka, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Eureka landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Eureka.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eureka, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,217 and $1,487.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.