Affordable Housing In Sacramento County
California

241 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sacramento County

Land Park Woods

2814 5th St
Sacramento, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cottage Estates

2900 Channel Ct
Sacramento, CA
$804-984
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Greenbriar

2844 Wright St
Sacramento, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Valencia Point

4500 Natomas Central Dr
Sacramento, CA
$670-1,129
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Crossroad Gardens

7322 Florinwood Dr
Sacramento, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Fairwood Apartments

8893 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA
$769-1,146
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sommerset Place

6100 48th Ave
Sacramento, CA
$423-1,020
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Folsom Gardens I

613 Stafford St
Folsom, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Folsom Gardens II

713 Stafford St
Folsom, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

7th and H Apartments

720 7th St
Sacramento, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Sacramento County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Sacramento County

Housing Authority Programs
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
California Dept of Hsg And Comm Dev Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
California Dept of Hsg And Comm Dev Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sacramento County, California

There are 241 low income housing apartment communities offering 26,233 affordable apartments for rent in Sacramento County, California. Sacramento County features 8,298 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 17,678 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sacramento County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sacramento County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 241
Total Low Income Apartments 26,233
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $55,987 ±$594
Median Rent $1,036 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.93% ± 0.88pp
Total Population 1,465,832

Population and Household Demographics

Sacramento County is a County in California with a population of 1,465,832. There are 522,596 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 44.58% of households in Sacramento County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sacramento County

The median gross income for households in Sacramento County is $55,987 a year, or $4,666 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,036 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sacramento County, a household making less than $3,453 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Sacramento County.1

Area Median Income In Sacramento County

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.

In Sacramento County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,600

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 County

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 Sacramento County HUD Rental Assistance in Sacramento County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,600 $20,100 $22,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
80% of Median $46,850 $53,550 $60,250 $66,900 $72,300 $77,650 $83,000 $88,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sacramento County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 144 low income apartment communities containing 17,428 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sacramento County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sacramento County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
60% of Median $35,160 $40,140 $45,180 $50,160 $54,180 $58,200 $62,220 $66,240

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Sacramento County is $45,180 a year, or $3,765 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,765 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,130 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $733 $784 $941 $1,087 $1,213 $1,338
60% $879 $941 $1,130 $1,304 $1,455 $1,606
Fair Market Rents in Sacramento County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$952 $1,072 $1,349 $1,946 $2,368

Cities In Sacramento County

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City Listings Served By
Sacramento 173 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sacramento is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Elk Grove 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Grove is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Antelope 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antelope is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Galt 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galt is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Carmichael 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmichael is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
North Highlands 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Highlands is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Fair Oaks 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Oaks is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Citrus Heights 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Citrus Heights is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Rancho Cordova 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Cordova is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Folsom 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folsom is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Mcclellan 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mcclellan is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Orangevale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orangevale is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Arden Arcade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arden Arcade is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Clay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clay is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Courtland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Courtland is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Elverta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elverta is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Florin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florin is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Foothill Farms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foothill Farms is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Freeport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freeport is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Fruitridge Pocket 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruitridge Pocket is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Gold River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gold River is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Herald 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herald is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Hood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hood is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Isleton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Isleton is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
La Riviera 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Riviera is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Lemon Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemon Hill is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
McClellan Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McClellan Park is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Mather 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mather is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Parkway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkway is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Rancho Murieta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Murieta is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Rio Linda 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Linda is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Rosemont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosemont is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Vineyard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vineyard is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Walnut Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnut Grove is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Wilton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilton is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Arden-Arcade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arden-Arcade is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.