Affordable Housing In San Benito County
California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Benito County

Vista Meadows Senior Apartments

108 E Park St
Hollister, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Rancho Park Apartments

1200 Rancho Dr
Hollister, CA
$431-1,002
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Buena Vista Apartments

810 Buena Vista Rd
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Gateway Palms Apartments

455 Westside Blvd
Hollister, CA
$389-1,048
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Rustic Gardens

190 Sierra Court
Hollister, CA
$477-1,068
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Lado Del Rio Apartments

901-D Del Rio Dr
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Vista de Oro Apartments

350 Miller Rd
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Prospect Villa II Apartments

970 Prospect Ave
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Prospect Villa Apartments

998 Prospect Ave
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Prospect Avenue Senior Apartments

190 E Park St
Hollister, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 517 affordable apartments for rent in San Benito County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 100 apartments that set rent based on your income. In San Benito County, HUD housing programs support 16 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 417 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Benito County, California

San Benito County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 517
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.33%
Average Renter Household Size 3.61
Total Population 57,557
Housing Units 17,198
Average Household Size 3.33
Median Household Income $71,077 ±$2,019
Median Rent $1,353 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.36% ± 5.51pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Benito County is a County in California with a population of 57,557. There are 17,198 households in the county with an average household size of 3.33 persons. 37.33% of households in San Benito County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Benito County

The median gross income for households in San Benito County is $71,077 a year, or $5,923 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,353 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Benito County, a household making less than $4,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.36% of households who rent are overburdened in San Benito County.1

Area Median Income In San Benito 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 San Benito County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Benito 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 San Benito County HUD Rental Assistance in San Benito County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,450 $24,500 $27,550 $30,600 $33,050 $35,500 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $51,000 $55,100 $59,200 $63,250 $67,350
80% of Median $57,150 $65,300 $73,450 $81,600 $88,150 $94,700 $101,200 $107,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in San Benito County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 299 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Benito County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in San Benito County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $51,000 $55,100 $59,200 $63,250 $67,350
60% of Median $42,840 $48,960 $55,080 $61,200 $66,120 $71,040 $75,900 $80,820

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 San Benito County is $55,080 a year, or $4,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,377 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $893 $956 $1,148 $1,326 $1,480 $1,633
60% $1,071 $1,148 $1,377 $1,592 $1,776 $1,959
Fair Market Rents in San Benito 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,314 $1,323 $1,750 $2,530 $3,074

Cities In San Benito County

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City Listings Served By
Hollister 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollister is the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz.
Ridgemark 0
San Juan Bautista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Juan Bautista is the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz.
Tres Pinos 0