Affordable Housing In Los Altos
Santa Clara County,
Housing Authorities that serve Los Altos
|San Jose City Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Santa Clara County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Los Altos, California
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Los Altos, California.
Income Based Apartments in Los Altos, California
Los Altos features 0 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 Los Altos, California
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Los Altos.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Los Altos, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Los Altos landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Los Altos.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Los Altos, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,673 and $3,267.
2020 Los Altos, 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$2,103||$2,458||$2,970||$3,943||$4,525|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,893 to $2,313||$2,212 to $2,704||$2,673 to $3,267||$3,549 to $4,337||$4,073 to $4,978|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Los Altos, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||0|
|Total Low Income Apartments||0|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||15.35%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.49|
|Average Household Size||2.74|
|Median Household Income||$175,938 ±$13,451|
|Median Rent||$2,335 ±$229|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.27% ± 7.68pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Los Altos is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 30,075. There are 10,877 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 15.35% of households in Los Altos are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Los Altos
The median gross income for households in Los Altos is $175,938 a year, or $14,662 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,335 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Los Altos, a household making less than $7,783 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Los Altos.
Area Median Income In Los Altos
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 Los Altos, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Clara County.
In Los Altos, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $141,600
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 Los Altos
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 Los Altos
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$33,150||$37,900||$42,650||$47,350||$51,150||$54,950||$58,750||$62,550|
|50% of Median||$55,300||$63,200||$71,100||$78,950||$85,300||$91,600||$97,900||$104,250|
|80% of Median||$78,550||$89,750||$100,950||$112,150||$121,150||$130,100||$139,100||$148,050|