Affordable Housing In Sacramento
Sacramento County, California

Affordable Housing programs support 7,343 income based apartments in Sacramento where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 12,400 affordable apartments in Sacramento that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sacramento, California

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

Varenna Senior

2351 Wyda Way
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Vineyard Pointe

7585 Diamond Ranch Drive
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Westview Ranch

500 Bankside Way
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Sutterview Apartments

2526 L Street
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable

Russell Manor

8200 Bruceville Rd
Sacramento, California
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Southwind Court Apartments

7371 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento, California
Affordable

Whispering Pines Apartments

1454 Meadowview Rd
Sacramento, California
Rent Assisted

Eastern Gardens Cooperative

3045 Eastern Ave
Sacramento, California
Rent Assisted

Forrest Palms Seniors Center

1825 El Monte Ave
Sacramento, California
Rent Assisted

OAK PARK 4TH AVENUE TERRACE

4021 BROADWAY
Sacramento, California
Call For Rent
2 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Sacramento

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Sacramento

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Antelope, CA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Antelope.
Affordable Housing In Carmichael, CA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Carmichael.
Affordable Housing In Citrus Heights, CA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Citrus Heights.
Affordable Housing In Elk Grove, CA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Elk Grove.
Affordable Housing In Fair Oaks, CA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Fair Oaks.
Affordable Housing In Folsom, CA Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Folsom.
Affordable Housing In Galt, CA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Galt.
Affordable Housing In Mcclellan, CA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Mcclellan.
Affordable Housing In North Highlands, CA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in North Highlands.
Affordable Housing In Rancho Cordova, CA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Rancho Cordova.
Affordable Housing In Rio Linda, CA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Rio Linda.
Affordable Housing In Walnut Grove, CA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Walnut Grove.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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.

Sacramento, California Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,580 and $1,932.

2023 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 $1,277 $1,400 $1,756 $2,496 $2,907
Sacramento, 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, 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

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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