Affordable Housing In Livermore
Alameda County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Livermore

Chestnut Square Senior Housing

1651 Chestnut St
Livermore, CA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+

Vandenburgh Villa

3300 - 3340 Gardella Plaza
Livermore, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Arroyo Del Valle Commons

1140 Mocho Street
Livermore, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Owls Landing Apartments

860 Herman Avenue
Livermore, CA
Subsidized

Stoney Creek Apartments

5896 East Avenue
Livermore, CA
Subsidized

Gardella Gardens Senior Housing

3330 Gardella Plz
Livermore, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Hillcrest Gardens

550 Hillcrest Ave
Livermore, CA
Subsidized

Vineyard Village

3700 Pacific Ave
Livermore, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Leahy Square

3477 Leahy Way
Livermore, CA

Portola Meadows

1160 Portola Meadows Rd
Livermore, CA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Livermore

Housing Authority Programs
The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Livermore, California

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,155 affordable apartments for rent in Livermore, California. Livermore features 488 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 595 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Livermore.

Livermore, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,155
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 488
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.86
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $100,992 ±$2,965
Median Rent $1,589 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.4% ± 4.91pp
Total Population 85,286

Population and Household Demographics

Livermore is a City in Alameda County, California with a population of 85,286. There are 30,182 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 29.91% of households in Livermore are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Livermore

The median gross income for households in Livermore is $100,992 a year, or $8,416 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,589 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Livermore, a household making less than $5,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Livermore.1

Area Median Income In Livermore

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

In Livermore, 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 Livermore

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 Livermore HUD Rental Assistance in Livermore

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 Livermore

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

From 1990 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 363 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Livermore 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 Livermore

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 Livermore 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 Livermore

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
$1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720