Affordable Housing In Hayward
Alameda County, California

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hayward

The Majestic Apartments

959 Torrano Ave
Hayward, CA
$1,053-1,519
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Weinreb Place

22605 Grand Street
Hayward, CA
$517-862
1 BR
62+

Sycamore Square

22650 Alice St
Hayward, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Ec Magnolia Court

22880 Watkins St
Hayward, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Tennyson Gardens Apartments

981 W Tennyson Rd
Hayward, CA
$914-1,550
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Olive Tree Plaza

671 W A Street
Hayward, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Alta Mira Senior and Family Apartments

28901 Mission Blvd
Hayward, CA
$262-1,155
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Siena Pointe Apartments

22842 Vermont Street
Hayward, CA
$1,033-1,725
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Park Manor Apartments

24200 Silva Avenue
Hayward, CA
$1050
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Walker Landing

1433 North Lane
Hayward, CA
$830-1,144
1-3 BR

There are 36 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,277 affordable apartments for rent in Hayward. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,027 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Hayward, HUD housing programs support 880 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,105 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Hayward

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hayward, California

Hayward, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,277
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,027
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.6%
Average Renter Household Size 3.15
Total Population 152,401
Housing Units 46,713
Average Household Size 3.20
Median Household Income $65,096 ±$1,632
Median Rent $1,348 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.96% ± 2.77pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hayward is a City in Alameda County, California with a population of 152,401. There are 46,713 households in the city with an average household size of 3.20 persons. 47.6% of households in Hayward are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hayward

The median gross income for households in Hayward is $65,096 a year, or $5,425 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,348 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hayward, a household making less than $4,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Hayward.1

Area Median Income In Hayward

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

In Hayward, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,700

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 Hayward

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 Hayward HUD Rental Assistance in Hayward

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
80% of Median $69,000 $78,850 $88,700 $98,550 $106,450 $114,350 $122,250 $130,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hayward

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2008, 20 low income apartment communities containing 1,397 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hayward by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Hayward

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
60% of Median $52,080 $59,520 $66,960 $74,340 $80,340 $86,280 $92,220 $98,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Hayward is $66,960 a year, or $5,580 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,580 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,674 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $1,085 $1,163 $1,395 $1,611 $1,798 $1,983
60% $1,302 $1,395 $1,674 $1,934 $2,157 $2,380
Fair Market Rents in Hayward

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,409 $1,706 $2,126 $2,925 $3,587