Affordable Housing In Pleasanton
Alameda County, California

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pleasanton

Kottinger Gardens Phase I

240 Kottinger Dr
Pleasanton, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Kottinger Gardens Phase II

251 Kottinger Dr
Pleasanton, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Promenade Apartments I & II

5300 Case Avenue
Pleasanton, California
1-3 BR
VASH Welcome
Family & Senior
Market Rate

Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch

3701 Nevada St
Pleasanton, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ridgeview Commons

5200 Case Avenue
Pleasanton, California

The Gardens at Ironwood Senior Apartments

3431 Cornerstone Ct
Pleasanton, California

The Greenbriar

1490 E Gate Way
Pleasanton, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pleasanton, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pleasanton, California

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pleasanton, California

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 834 affordable apartments for rent in Pleasanton, California.

Income Based Apartments in Pleasanton, California

Pleasanton features 400 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 Pleasanton, California

There are 434 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pleasanton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pleasanton, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pleasanton landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Pleasanton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pleasanton, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,165 and $2,646.

2023 Pleasanton, 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
Pleasanton, California Fair Market Rent $1,658 $1,969 $2,405 $3,144 $3,706
Pleasanton, California Payment Standard Range $1,492 to $1,824 $1,772 to $2,166 $2,165 to $2,646 $2,830 to $3,458 $3,335 to $4,077

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pleasanton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 834
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 400
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $124,759 ±$3,248
Median Rent $1,813 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.34% ± 4.63pp
Total Population 75,009

Population and Household Demographics

Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 75,009. There are 26,020 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 30.49% of households in Pleasanton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pleasanton

The median gross income for households in Pleasanton is $124,759 a year, or $10,397 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,813 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pleasanton, a household making less than $6,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Pleasanton.

Area Median Income In Pleasanton

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

In Pleasanton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,800

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 Pleasanton

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 Pleasanton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pleasanton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pleasanton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,000 $57,150 $64,300 $71,400 $77,150 $82,850 $88,550 $94,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pleasanton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,200 $84,800 $95,400 $106,000 $114,500 $123,000 $131,450 $139,950