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Affordable Housing In San Anselmo
Marin County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Anselmo

Oak Hill Apartments

27 Mariposa Ave
San Anselmo, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Isabel Cook

35 Sunny Hills Drive
San Anselmo, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve San Anselmo

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Marin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Anselmo, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 14 affordable apartments for rent in San Anselmo, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Anselmo, California

San Anselmo features 14 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 San Anselmo, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Anselmo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Anselmo, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Anselmo landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in San Anselmo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Anselmo, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 San Anselmo, 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
Fair Market Rent $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657
Payment Standard Range $1,977 to $2,417 $2,448 to $2,992 $3,005 to $3,673 $3,929 to $4,802 $4,191 to $5,123

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Anselmo, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 14
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.61%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $102,316 ±$10,202
Median Rent $1,570 ±$142
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.55% ± 10.65pp
Total Population 12,566

Population and Household Demographics

San Anselmo is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 12,566. There are 5,228 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 26.61% of households in San Anselmo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Anselmo

The median gross income for households in San Anselmo is $102,316 a year, or $8,526 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,570 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Anselmo, a household making less than $5,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.55% of households who rent are overburdened in San Anselmo.

Area Median Income In San Anselmo

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 San Anselmo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In San Anselmo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $143,100

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 San Anselmo

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 San Anselmo

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
50% of Median $60,900 $69,600 $78,300 $87,000 $94,000 $100,950 $107,900 $114,850
80% of Median $97,600 $111,550 $125,500 $139,400 $150,600 $161,750 $172,900 $184,050