Affordable Housing In Fairfield
Solano County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfield

Sunset Creek

840 E Travis Blvd
Fairfield, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Gateway Village

2000 Pennsylvania Ave
Fairfield, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Monument Arms

261 E Alaska Ave
Fairfield, California
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

The Groves at East Tabor

855 E. Tabor Ave
Fairfield, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Fairfield Vista Apartments

201 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fairfield, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Fairfield Heights Apartments

1917 Grande Cir
Fairfield, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Signature at Fairfield

2031 Bristol Ln
Fairfield, California
Call For Rent
2 BR

Woodside Court Apartments

555 Alaska Ave
Fairfield, California

Parkway Plaza

188 E Alaska Ave
Fairfield, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dover Woods Senior Apartments

2801 Dover Ave
Fairfield, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fairfield, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fairfield, California

Housing Authority Programs
Fairfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Solano County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Vacaville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairfield, California

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,350 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield, California

Fairfield features 256 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 Fairfield, California

There are 1,094 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfield, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfield landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Fairfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfield, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,509 and $1,845.

2022 Fairfield, 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
Fairfield, California Fair Market Rent $1,232 $1,408 $1,677 $2,382 $2,870
Fairfield, California Payment Standard Range $1,109 to $1,355 $1,267 to $1,549 $1,509 to $1,845 $2,144 to $2,620 $2,583 to $3,157

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fairfield, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,350
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 256
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.05%
Average Renter Household Size 3.17
Average Household Size 3.10
Median Household Income $67,364 ±$3,113
Median Rent $1,312 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.91% ± 3.06pp
Total Population 109,468

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfield is a city in Solano County, California with a population of 109,468. There are 34,623 households in the city with an average household size of 3.10 persons. 44.05% of households in Fairfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfield

The median gross income for households in Fairfield is $67,364 a year, or $5,614 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,312 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfield, a household making less than $4,373 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfield.

Area Median Income In Fairfield

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 Fairfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Solano County.

In Fairfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,700

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 Fairfield

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 Fairfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$60,800 $69,450 $78,150 $86,800 $93,750 $100,700 $107,650 $114,600