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Wyndover Apartments

809 Diablo Ave
Novato, California
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1-2 BR

Duncan Greene Court

410 Mission Ave
San Rafael, California
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1 BR

Ridgeway Apartments

141 Donahue Street
Sausalito, California
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1-3 BR

Bradley House

101 Esperanza
Tiburon, California
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1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Isabel Cook

35 Sunny Hills Drive
San Anselmo, California
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1-3 BR
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There are 1,610 low-income apartments in Marin County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Marin County, California can range from $750 to $1,250 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,707 low-income homes in Marin County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $487 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 4th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Marin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Marin County.

Marin County, California Affordable Housing Data

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 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 $175,000

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

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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.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600
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.
$65,050 $74,350 $83,650 $92,900 $100,350 $107,800 $115,200 $122,650
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.
$104,100 $118,950 $133,800 $148,650 $160,550 $172,450 $184,350 $196,250