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Affordable Housing In Mountain View
Santa Clara County, California

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mountain View

Shorebreeze Apartments

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

Monte Vista Terrace

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

Ginzton Terrace

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

San Veron Park

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

Maryce Freelen Place

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

Tyrella Gardens

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

The Fountains

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

Paulson Park

111 Montebello Ave
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Evelyn Family Apartments

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

Sierra Vista I Apartments

1909 Hackett Ave
Mountain View, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Mountain View

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 Mountain View, California

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,555 affordable apartments for rent in Mountain View, California.

Income Based Apartments in Mountain View, California

Mountain View features 336 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 1,219 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 $2,673 and $3,267.

2020 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
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.

Mountain View, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,555
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 336
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 $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 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

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