Affordable Housing In Fremont
Alameda County, California

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fremont

Sundale Arms Apartments

39150 Sundale Drive
Fremont, California
1-3 BR

Oroysom Village

43280 Bryant Ter
Fremont, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Laguna Commons

41152 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Sequoia Manor

40789 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, California
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Stevenson Terrace

39605 Stevenson Place
Fremont, California
1-3 BR

Pickering Place

20 W Pickering Ave
Fremont, California
Income Based
1-4 BR

Century Village

41299 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pacific Grove

41247 Roberts Ave
Fremont, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing


221 Bryant Commons
Fremont, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rotary Bridgeway

4145 Bay Street
Fremont, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Homeless Transitional

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fremont, 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 Fremont, California

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fremont, California

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,072 affordable apartments for rent in Fremont, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fremont, California

Fremont features 484 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 Fremont, California

There are 1,570 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fremont.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fremont, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fremont landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Fremont.

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

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

Fremont, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 2,072
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 484
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.89%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $105,355 ±$2,003
Median Rent $1,743 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.11% ± 2.36pp
Total Population 225,221

Population and Household Demographics

Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 225,221. There are 72,684 households in the city with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 37.89% of households in Fremont are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fremont

The median gross income for households in Fremont is $105,355 a year, or $8,780 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 Fremont, a household making less than $5,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Fremont.

Area Median Income In Fremont

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

In Fremont, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,800

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 Fremont

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 Fremont

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fremont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fremont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,000 $57,150 $64,300 $71,400 $77,150 $82,850 $88,550 $94,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fremont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,200 $84,800 $95,400 $106,000 $114,500 $123,000 $131,450 $139,950