Affordable Housing In Sacramento County
California

Waiting List Openings In Sacramento County

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249 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sacramento County

Land Park Woods

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

Greenbriar

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

Willow Tree Apartments

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

Valencia Point

4500 Natomas Central Dr
Sacramento, California
$670-1,129
1-3 BR

Fairwood Apartments

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

Sommerset Place

6100 48th Ave
Sacramento, California
$921-1,293
2-3 BR

Folsom Gardens I

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

Folsom Gardens II

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

7th and H Apartments

720 7th St
Sacramento, California
Income Based
1 BR

Mercy Village Folsom

1160 Duchow Way
Folsom, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sacramento County, California

There are 249 low income housing apartment communities offering 26,869 affordable apartments for rent in Sacramento County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County features 8,479 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 County, California

There are 18,133 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sacramento County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sacramento County, California

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

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

2022 Sacramento County, 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 County, California Fair Market Rent $1,108 $1,228 $1,543 $2,192 $2,625
Sacramento County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sacramento County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 249
Total Low Income Apartments 26,869
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,479
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.

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 $91,100

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Sacramento County

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 County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,050 $21,800 $24,500 $27,200 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sacramento County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550 $56,200 $59,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sacramento County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,750 $58,000 $65,250 $72,500 $78,300 $84,100 $89,900 $95,700

Cities In Sacramento County

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