Affordable Housing In Sacramento
Sacramento County, California

181 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sacramento

Land Park Woods

2814 5th St
Sacramento, California
Income Based
1-3 BR


2844 Wright St
Sacramento, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Willow Tree Apartments

4300 Norwood Avenue
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Valencia Point

4500 Natomas Central Dr
Sacramento, California
1-3 BR

Sommerset Place

6100 48th Ave
Sacramento, California
2-3 BR

Phoenix Park I, II and III

4400 Shining Star Dr
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

7th and H Apartments

720 7th St
Sacramento, California
Income Based
1 BR

Mulberry Gardens Apartments

655 Howe Ave
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Vintage at Natomas Field

4000 Alan Shepard Street
Sacramento, California
1-2 BR

Mosiac Gardens at Taylor Terrace

4058 Taylor St
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, California

Housing Authority Programs
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sacramento, California

There are 181 low income housing apartment communities offering 19,771 affordable apartments for rent in Sacramento, California.

Income Based Apartments in Sacramento, California

Sacramento features 7,343 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 Sacramento, California

There are 12,400 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sacramento.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sacramento, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sacramento landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sacramento.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sacramento, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,389 and $1,697.

2022 Sacramento, 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
Sacramento, California Fair Market Rent $1,108 $1,228 $1,543 $2,192 $2,625
Sacramento, California Payment Standard Range $997 to $1,219 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,389 to $1,697 $1,973 to $2,411 $2,363 to $2,888

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sacramento, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 181
Total Low Income Apartments 19,771
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,343
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $50,739 ±$834
Median Rent $1,022 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.98% ± 1.24pp
Total Population 480,566

Population and Household Demographics

Sacramento is a city in Sacramento County, California with a population of 480,566. There are 178,185 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 52.79% of households in Sacramento are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sacramento

The median gross income for households in Sacramento is $50,739 a year, or $4,228 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,022 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sacramento, a household making less than $3,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Sacramento.

Area Median Income In Sacramento

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 Sacramento, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sacramento County.

In Sacramento, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,200

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 Sacramento

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 Sacramento

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sacramento AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sacramento AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sacramento AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,750 $64,850 $72,950 $81,050 $87,550 $94,050 $100,550 $107,000