Affordable Housing In Hollister
San Benito County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hollister

Vista Meadows Senior Apartments

108 E Park St
Hollister, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Rancho Park Apartments

1200 Rancho Dr
Hollister, CA
$431-1,002
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Buena Vista Apartments

810 Buena Vista Rd
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Gateway Palms Apartments

455 Westside Blvd
Hollister, CA
$389-1,048
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Rustic Gardens

190 Sierra Court
Hollister, CA
$477-1,068
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Lado Del Rio Apartments

901-D Del Rio Dr
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Vista de Oro Apartments

350 Miller Rd
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Prospect Villa II Apartments

970 Prospect Ave
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Prospect Villa Apartments

998 Prospect Ave
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Prospect Avenue Senior Apartments

190 E Park St
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Hollister

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hollister, California

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 517 affordable apartments for rent in Hollister, California. Hollister features 100 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 417 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hollister.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hollister, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 517
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.35%
Average Renter Household Size 3.93
Average Household Size 3.62
Median Household Income $69,157 ±$3,244
Median Rent $1,374 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.11% ± 6.85pp
Total Population 36,529

Population and Household Demographics

Hollister is a City in San Benito County, California with a population of 36,529. There are 10,063 households in the city with an average household size of 3.62 persons. 42.35% of households in Hollister are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hollister

The median gross income for households in Hollister is $69,157 a year, or $5,763 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,374 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hollister, a household making less than $4,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Hollister.1

Area Median Income In Hollister

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 Hollister, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Benito County.

In Hollister, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Hollister

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 Hollister HUD Rental Assistance in Hollister

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,450 $24,500 $27,550 $30,600 $33,050 $35,500 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $51,000 $55,100 $59,200 $63,250 $67,350
80% of Median $57,150 $65,300 $73,450 $81,600 $88,150 $94,700 $101,200 $107,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hollister

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

From 1990 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 299 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hollister 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 Hollister

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $51,000 $55,100 $59,200 $63,250 $67,350
60% of Median $42,840 $48,960 $55,080 $61,200 $66,120 $71,040 $75,900 $80,820

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 Hollister is $55,080 a year, or $4,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,377 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% $893 $956 $1,148 $1,326 $1,480 $1,633
60% $1,071 $1,148 $1,377 $1,592 $1,776 $1,959
Fair Market Rents in Hollister

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,290 $1,298 $1,710 $2,467 $3,002