Mountain View, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 403 income based apartments in Mountain View where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,152 affordable apartments in Mountain View that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Mountain View, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Mountain View. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Mountain View.

Shorebreeze Apartments

460 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Monte Vista Terrace

1101 Grant Rd
Mountain View, California
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Ginzton Terrace

375 Oaktree Dr
Mountain View, California
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

San Veron Park

807 San Veron Ave
Mountain View, California
Income Based
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Eagle Park Apartments

1701 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted

Maryce Freelen Place

2230 Latham St
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

Tyrella Gardens

449 Tyrella Ave
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

The Fountains

2005 San Ramon Dr
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1 BR
Affordable

Paulson Park I & II

111 Montebello Ave
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Affordable
55+
62+

Evelyn Family Apartments

779 East Evelyn Avenue
Mountain View, California
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Mountain View

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City Apartments
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Mountain View, 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
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
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mountain View.

Mountain View, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mountain View, California

Mountain View features 403 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 Mountain View, California

There are 1,152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mountain View.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mountain View, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mountain View landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Mountain View.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mountain View, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,647 and $3,235.

2023 Mountain View, 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
Mountain View, California Fair Market Rent $2,223 $2,513 $2,941 $3,750 $4,202
Mountain View, California Payment Standard Range $2,001 to $2,445 $2,262 to $2,764 $2,647 to $3,235 $3,375 to $4,125 $3,782 to $4,622

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mountain View, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,555
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 403
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $103,488 ±$3,454
Median Rent $1,778 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.86% ± 2.73pp
Total Population 77,973

Population and Household Demographics

Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 77,973. There are 32,714 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 58.7% of households in Mountain View are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mountain View

The median gross income for households in Mountain View is $103,488 a year, or $8,624 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mountain View, a household making less than $5,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Mountain View.

Area Median Income In Mountain View

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

In Mountain View, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $168,500

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 Mountain View

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 Mountain View

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mountain View AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mountain View AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$59,000 $67,400 $75,850 $84,250 $91,000 $97,750 $104,500 $111,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mountain View AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$92,250 $105,400 $118,600 $131,750 $142,300 $152,850 $163,400 $173,950