Affordable Housing In Hayward
Alameda County, California

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hayward

The Majestic Apartments

959 Torrano Ave
Hayward, California
1-2 BR

Weinreb Place

22605 Grand Street
Hayward, California
1 BR

Sycamore Square

22650 Alice St
Hayward, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Hayward Senior

568 C St
Hayward, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Ec Magnolia Court

22880 Watkins St
Hayward, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tennyson Gardens Apartments

981 W Tennyson Rd
Hayward, California
1-3 BR

Olive Tree Plaza

671 W A Street
Hayward, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alta Mira Senior and Family Apartments

28901 Mission Blvd
Hayward, California
1-3 BR

Siena Pointe Apartments

22842 Vermont Street
Hayward, California
1-3 BR

Park Manor Apartments

24200 Silva Avenue
Hayward, California
2 BR

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

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

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,217 affordable apartments for rent in Hayward, California.

Income Based Apartments in Hayward, California

Hayward features 1,027 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 Hayward, California

There are 1,045 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hayward.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hayward, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hayward landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Hayward.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hayward, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,047 and $2,501.

2022 Hayward, 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
Hayward, California Fair Market Rent $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
Hayward, California Payment Standard Range $1,384 to $1,692 $1,669 to $2,039 $2,047 to $2,501 $2,705 to $3,307 $3,220 to $3,936

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hayward, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 2,217
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,027
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.6%
Average Renter Household Size 3.15
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
Total Population 152,401

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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Hayward

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hayward 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 Hayward 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 Hayward 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