Sacramento County, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 8,671 income based apartments in Sacramento County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 18,462 affordable apartments in Sacramento County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sacramento County, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Sacramento County. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Sacramento County.

Garden Village Apartments

6601 Sunnyslope Dr
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

La Valentina

331 12th St
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Sunrise Meadows

11020 Coloma Rd
Rancho Cordova, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Summit at Fair Oaks

4440 San Juan Ave
Fair Oaks, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Bel Vue Apartments

1123 8th Street
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Imperial Tower Apartments

333 J Street
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Vintage Woods Senior Apartments

8780 Madison Avenue
Fair Oaks, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Alder Grove

816 Revere Street
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Marina Vista

240 Seavey Circle
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Walnut Grove

14215 Grove Street
Walnut Grove, California
Call For Rent
3 BR
Veterans Welcome
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Affordable Housing In Sacramento County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Sacramento County

City Apartments
Sacramento, CA Affordable Housing programs support 181 apartment communities in Sacramento.
Elk Grove, CA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Elk Grove.
North Highlands, CA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in North Highlands.
Folsom, CA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Folsom.
Galt, CA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Galt.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sacramento County.

Sacramento County, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County features 8,671 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 18,462 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 $1,580 and $1,932.

2023 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 $1,277 $1,400 $1,756 $2,496 $2,907
Sacramento County, California Payment Standard Range $1,149 to $1,405 $1,260 to $1,540 $1,580 to $1,932 $2,246 to $2,746 $2,616 to $3,198

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sacramento County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 252
Total Low Income Apartments 27,390
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,671
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 $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 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

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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.
$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 County 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 County 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