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Affordable Housing In Piedmont
Alameda County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Piedmont

Linda Glen

32 Linda Ave
Piedmont, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Piedmont

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Piedmont, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 42 affordable apartments for rent in Piedmont, California.

Income Based Apartments in Piedmont, California

Piedmont features 42 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 Piedmont, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Piedmont.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Piedmont, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Piedmont landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Piedmont.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Piedmont, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,145 and $2,621.

2021 Piedmont, 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
Piedmont, California Fair Market Rent $1,595 $1,934 $2,383 $3,196 $3,863
Piedmont, California Payment Standard Range $1,436 to $1,755 $1,741 to $2,127 $2,145 to $2,621 $2,876 to $3,516 $3,477 to $4,249

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Piedmont, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 42
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 42
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 11.81%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $208,772 ±$10,851
Median Rent $2,485 ±$803
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.67% ± 16.11pp
Total Population 11,099

Population and Household Demographics

Piedmont is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 11,099. There are 3,810 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 11.81% of households in Piedmont are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Piedmont

The median gross income for households in Piedmont is $208,772 a year, or $17,398 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,485 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Piedmont, a household making less than $8,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Piedmont.

Area Median Income In Piedmont

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 Piedmont, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alameda County.

In Piedmont, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,200

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 Piedmont

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 Piedmont

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Piedmont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Piedmont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,700 $52,200 $58,750 $65,250 $70,500 $75,700 $80,950 $86,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Piedmont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$73,100 $83,550 $94,000 $104,400 $112,800 $121,150 $129,500 $137,850