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Affordable Housing In Milpitas
Santa Clara County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Milpitas

DeVries Place Senior Apartments

163 N Main St
Milpitas, California
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Sunnyhills Apartments

1724 Sunnyhills Dr
Milpitas, California

Montevista Apartments

1001 S Main St
Milpitas, California

Aspen Family Apartments

81 Mihalakis St
Milpitas, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Milpitas

Housing Authority Programs
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 Milpitas, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 678 affordable apartments for rent in Milpitas, California.

Income Based Apartments in Milpitas, California

Milpitas features 171 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 Milpitas, California

There are 507 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milpitas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milpitas, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milpitas landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Milpitas.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Milpitas, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,673 and $3,267.

2020 Milpitas, 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 research.

Milpitas, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 678
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 171
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.73%
Average Renter Household Size 3.29
Average Household Size 3.34
Median Household Income $100,242 ±$3,015
Median Rent $1,870 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.71% ± 4.92pp
Total Population 71,533

Population and Household Demographics

Milpitas is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 71,533. There are 20,792 households in the city with an average household size of 3.34 persons. 35.73% of households in Milpitas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Milpitas

The median gross income for households in Milpitas is $100,242 a year, or $8,354 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,870 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Milpitas, a household making less than $6,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Milpitas.

Area Median Income In Milpitas

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 Milpitas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Clara County.

In Milpitas, 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 Milpitas

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 Milpitas

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