Affordable Housing In Livermore
Alameda County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Livermore

Chestnut Square Senior Housing

1651 Chestnut Street
Livermore, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+

Vandenburgh Villa

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

Arroyo Del Valle Commons

1140 Mocho St
Livermore, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Owl's Landing Apartments

860 Herman Ave
Livermore, California
Subsidized

Stoney Creek Apartments

5896 East Avenue
Livermore, California
Subsidized

Gardella Gardens Senior Housing

3330 Gardella Plz
Livermore, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillcrest Gardens

550 Hillcrest Ave
Livermore, California
Subsidized

Vineyard Village

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

Leahy Square

3477 Leahy Way
Livermore, California

Portola Meadows

1160 Portola Meadows Rd
Livermore, California

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Livermore, California

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,155 affordable apartments for rent in Livermore, California.

Income Based Apartments in Livermore, California

Livermore features 488 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 Livermore, California

There are 595 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Livermore.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Livermore, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Livermore landlords $1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Livermore.

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

2022 Livermore, 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
Livermore, California Fair Market Rent $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
Livermore, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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.

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 $125,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Livermore

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Livermore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Livermore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Livermore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$76,750 $87,700 $98,650 $109,600 $118,400 $127,150 $135,950 $144,700