Affordable Housing In Marin County
California

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marin County

Fireside Apartments

115 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, California
$750-1,250
Studio-2 BR

Walnut Place Senior Housing Apartments

600 A St
Point Reyes Station, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accessible

Duncan Greene Court

410 Mission Ave
San Rafael, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible

1103 Lincoln Ave

1103 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mackey Terrace

626 Owen Dr
Novato, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wyndover Apartments

809 Diablo Ave
Novato, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Piper Court

191 Piper Court
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Isabel Cook Homes

35 SUNNYHILLS DR
San Anselmo, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Victory Village

2626 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Warner Creek Senior Housing

806 Diablo Ave
Novato, California
62+
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Marin County, 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 Marin County, California

Housing Authority Programs
Marin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marin County, California

There are 70 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,317 affordable apartments for rent in Marin County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Marin County, California

Marin County features 1,707 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 Marin County, California

There are 1,610 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marin County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marin County landlords $2,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Marin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marin County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,869 and $3,507.

2023 Marin County, 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
Marin County, California Fair Market Rent $2,156 $2,665 $3,188 $3,912 $4,283
Marin County, California Payment Standard Range $1,940 to $2,372 $2,399 to $2,932 $2,869 to $3,507 $3,521 to $4,303 $3,855 to $4,711

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marin County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 3,317
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,707
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $93,257 ±$2,610
Median Rent $1,678 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.51% ± 2.52pp
Total Population 258,349

Population and Household Demographics

Marin County is a county in California with a population of 258,349. There are 103,670 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 37.56% of households in Marin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marin County

The median gross income for households in Marin County is $93,257 a year, or $7,771 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marin County, a household making less than $5,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Marin County.

Area Median Income In Marin County

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.

In Marin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $166,000

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 Marin County

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 Marin County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Marin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Marin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$65,250 $74,600 $83,900 $93,200 $100,700 $108,150 $115,600 $123,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Marin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$104,400 $119,300 $134,200 $149,100 $161,050 $173,000 $184,900 $196,850

Cities In Marin County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alto is the Marin Housing Authority.
Belvedere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belvedere is the Marin Housing Authority.
Black Point Green Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Point Green Point is the Marin Housing Authority.
Black Point-Green Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Point-Green Point is the Marin Housing Authority.
Bolinas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bolinas is the Marin Housing Authority.
Corte Madera The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corte Madera is the Marin Housing Authority.
Dillon Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dillon Beach is the Marin Housing Authority.
Fairfax The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfax is the Marin Housing Authority.
Inverness The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inverness is the Marin Housing Authority.
Kentfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kentfield is the Marin Housing Authority.
Lagunitas Forest Knolls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lagunitas Forest Knolls is the Marin Housing Authority.
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lagunitas-Forest Knolls is the Marin Housing Authority.
Larkspur The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Larkspur is the Marin Housing Authority.
Lucas Valley Marinwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucas Valley Marinwood is the Marin Housing Authority.
Lucas Valley-Marinwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucas Valley-Marinwood is the Marin Housing Authority.
Marin City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marin City is the Marin Housing Authority.
Mill Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mill Valley is the Marin Housing Authority.
Muir Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Muir Beach is the Marin Housing Authority.
Nicasio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nicasio is the Marin Housing Authority.
Novato The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Novato is the Marin Housing Authority.
Point Reyes Station The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Point Reyes Station is the Marin Housing Authority.
Ross The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ross is the Marin Housing Authority.
San Anselmo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Anselmo is the Marin Housing Authority.
San Geronimo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Geronimo is the Marin Housing Authority.
San Rafael The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Rafael is the Marin Housing Authority.
Santa Venetia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Venetia is the Marin Housing Authority.
Sausalito The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sausalito is the Marin Housing Authority.
Sleepy Hollow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sleepy Hollow is the Marin Housing Authority.
Stinson Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stinson Beach is the Marin Housing Authority.
Strawberry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strawberry is the Marin Housing Authority.
Tamalpais Homestead Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tamalpais Homestead Valley is the Marin Housing Authority.
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tamalpais-Homestead Valley is the Marin Housing Authority.
Tiburon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiburon is the Marin Housing Authority.
Tomales The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tomales is the Marin Housing Authority.
Woodacre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodacre is the Marin Housing Authority.