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Affordable Housing In Pacifica
San Mateo County, California

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pacifica

168 Pacific

168 Pacific Avenue
Pacifica, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Ocean View Senior Apartments

555 Crespi Dr
Pacifica, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oceana Terrace

903 Oceana Blvd
Pacifica, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Casa Pacifica

1060 Terra Nova Blvd
Pacifica, California

Pacific Pines

2590 Francisco Boulevard
Pacifica, California
Accepts Vouchers

Pacific Oaks

750 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, California
Accepts Vouchers

Lakeside Apartments

2590 Francisco Blvd
Pacifica, California
Accepts Vouchers

Oceana Senior Housing

901 Oceana Blvd
Pacifica, California
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Pacifica

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pacifica, California

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 417 affordable apartments for rent in Pacifica, California.

Income Based Apartments in Pacifica, California

Pacifica features 143 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 Pacifica, California

There are 265 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pacifica.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pacifica, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pacifica landlords $1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Pacifica.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pacifica, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 Pacifica, 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 research.

Pacifica, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 417
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $100,193 ±$4,414
Median Rent $1,875 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.42% ± 6.07pp
Total Population 38,665

Population and Household Demographics

Pacifica is a City in San Mateo County, California with a population of 38,665. There are 14,101 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 31.72% of households in Pacifica are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pacifica

The median gross income for households in Pacifica is $100,193 a year, or $8,349 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,875 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pacifica, a household making less than $6,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Pacifica.1

Area Median Income In Pacifica

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 Pacifica, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Mateo County.

In Pacifica, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $136,800

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 Pacifica

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 Pacifica

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
50% of Median $56,450 $64,500 $72,550 $80,600 $87,050 $93,500 $99,950 $106,400
80% of Median $90,450 $103,350 $116,250 $129,150 $139,500 $149,850 $160,150 $170,500