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Affordable Housing In Pittsburg
Contra Costa County, California

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pittsburg

Stoneman Apartments

2300 Loveridge Rd.
Pittsburg, California
$1,038-1,725
1-3 BR
Accessible
Family & Senior

East Leland Court

2555 E Leland Rd
Pittsburg, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Stoneman Village

390 E Leland Rd
Pittsburg, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Marina Heights Apartments

2 Marina Blvd
Pittsburg, California
$770-1,030
Studio-2 BR

Stoneman Village II

375 Presidio Ln
Pittsburg, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Belmont Apartments

1010 Power Ave
Pittsburg, California
$1,332-1,592
1-2 BR

Gateway Apartments

125 E 10th St
Pittsburg, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Santa Fe Commons

1039 Beacon St
Pittsburg, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Siena Court Senior Apartments

771 Black Diamond St
Pittsburg, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

La Almenara Apartments

1043 Beacon St
Pittsburg, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Pittsburg

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
City of Pittsburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pittsburg, California

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,068 affordable apartments for rent in Pittsburg, California.

Income Based Apartments in Pittsburg, California

Pittsburg features 768 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 Pittsburg, California

There are 1,300 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pittsburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pittsburg, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pittsburg, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,015 and $2,463.

2020 Pittsburg, 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 $1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720
Payment Standard Range $1,339 to $1,637 $1,627 to $1,989 $2,015 to $2,463 $2,738 to $3,346 $3,348 to $4,092

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pittsburg, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 2,068
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 768
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.48%
Average Renter Household Size 3.29
Average Household Size 3.30
Median Household Income $60,777 ±$2,856
Median Rent $1,367 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.69% ± 4.21pp
Total Population 66,947

Population and Household Demographics

Pittsburg is a city in Contra Costa County, California with a population of 66,947. There are 20,180 households in the city with an average household size of 3.30 persons. 43.48% of households in Pittsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pittsburg

The median gross income for households in Pittsburg is $60,777 a year, or $5,065 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,367 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pittsburg, a household making less than $4,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Pittsburg.

Area Median Income In Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Contra Costa County.

In Pittsburg, 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 Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
50% of Median $45,700 $52,200 $58,750 $65,250 $70,500 $75,700 $80,950 $86,150
80% of Median $73,100 $83,550 $94,000 $104,400 $112,800 $121,150 $129,500 $137,850