Affordable Housing In Sacramento County
California

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There are 228 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 25,913 affordable apartments for rent in Sacramento County, California. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 8,177 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 4,571 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Sacramento County. There are 22,634 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sacramento County is the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.

Affordable Apartments in Sacramento County

Image of Fairwood Apartments
8893 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, California
Fairwood Apartments is a 86 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Carmichael. Rents at Fairwood Apartments are $769-1,146.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
Image of Vintage at Natomas Field
4000 Alan Shepard Street
Sacramento, California
Vintage at Natomas Field is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Sacramento. Rents at Vintage at Natomas Field are $644-773.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sacramento.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Image of Taylor Terrace Apartments
4058 Taylor Street
Sacramento, California
Taylor Terrace Apartments is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Sacramento. Rents at Taylor Terrace Apartments are 740.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sacramento.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Image of Ping Yuen Apartments
420 I Street
Sacramento, California
Ping Yuen Apartments is a 82 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Sacramento.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sacramento.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Image of Mulberry Gardens Apartments
655 Howe Ave
Sacramento, California
Mulberry Gardens Apartments is a 126 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Sacramento.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Sacramento County

Other Housing Authorities located in Sacramento County

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Sacramento, California.

The California Dept of Hsg And Comm Dev is a Section 8 public housing agency in Sacramento, California.

The California Dept of Hsg And Comm Dev is a Section 8 public housing agency in Sacramento, California.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 228
Total Low Income Apartments 25,913
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 8,177
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Total Population 1,465,832
Housing Units 522,596
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $55,987 ±$594
Median Rent $1,036 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.93% ± 0.88pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 0.88 percentage points.

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 $75,200

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 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.

Sacramento County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $15,600 $17,800 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $26,000 $29,700 $33,400 $37,100 $40,100 $43,050 $46,050 $49,000
80% $41,550 $47,500 $53,450 $59,350 $64,100 $68,850 $73,600 $78,350

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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, 145 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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Sacramento County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Sacramento County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $26,000 $29,700 $33,400 $37,100 $40,100 $43,050 $46,050 $49,000
60% $31,200 $35,640 $40,080 $44,520 $48,120 $51,660 $55,260 $58,800

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 $40,080 a year, or $3,340 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,340 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,002 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $650 $696 $835 $965 $1,076 $1,188
60% $780 $836 $1,002 $1,158 $1,292 $1,426
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$720 $821 $1,036 $1,508 $1,825

Cities In Sacramento County

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City Listings Served By
Antelope 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antelope 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.
Arden-Arcade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arden-Arcade 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.
Citrus Heights 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Citrus Heights 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.
Elk Grove 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Grove 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.
Fair Oaks 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Oaks 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.
Folsom 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folsom 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.
Galt 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galt 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.
Mather 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mather 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.
McClellan Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McClellan Park 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.
Orangevale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orangevale 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 Cordova 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Cordova 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.
Sacramento 164 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sacramento 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.