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Affordable Housing In Marin County
California

69 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marin County

Mariposa Apartments Roger Green Apartments

7 Mariposa Rd
San Rafael, California

The Hilarita

100 Neds Way
Tiburon, California
Subsidized

Turina House

10 Labrea Way Apt 1
San Rafael, California

Fairfax Vest Pocket Community

80 Park Rd.
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Isabel Cook

35 Sunny Hills Drive
San Anselmo, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Redwoods II

40 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, California
Subsidized

Ponderosa Estates

913 Drake Ave
Sausalito, California
Subsidized

Pilgrim Park Apartments

96 Pilgrim Way
San Rafael, California
Subsidized

Marin Lagoon

Mariners Circle
San Rafael, California

Farley Place

515 San Rafael Ave
Belvedere, California

Housing Authorities that serve Marin County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marin County, California

There are 69 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,248 affordable apartments for rent in Marin County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Marin County, California

Marin County features 1,691 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 1,557 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 $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657
Payment Standard Range $1,977 to $2,417 $2,448 to $2,992 $3,005 to $3,673 $3,929 to $4,802 $4,191 to $5,123

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marin County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 69
Total Low Income Apartments 3,248
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,691
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 $143,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
50% of Median $60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $87,000 $94,000 $100,950 $107,900 $114,850
80% of Median $97,600 $111,550 $125,500 $139,400 $150,600 $161,750 $172,900 $184,050

Cities In Marin County

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