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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, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Rancho Park Apartments

1200 Rancho Dr
Hollister, California
$431-1,002
2-4 BR

Buena Vista Apartments

810 Buena Vista Rd
Hollister, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Gateway Palms Apartments

455 Westside Blvd
Hollister, California
$389-1,048
Studio-4 BR

Rustic Gardens

190 Sierra Court
Hollister, California
$477-1,068
2-4 BR

Lado Del Rio Apartments

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

Vista de Oro Apartments

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

Prospect Villa II Apartments

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

Prospect Villa Apartments

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

Prospect Avenue Senior Apartments

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Benito County, California

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 517 affordable apartments for rent in San Benito County, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Benito County, California

San Benito County features 100 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 Benito County, California

There are 417 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Benito County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Benito County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Benito County landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in San Benito County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Benito County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,539 and $1,881.

2020 San Benito 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
Fair Market Rent $1,290 $1,298 $1,710 $2,467 $3,002
Payment Standard Range $1,161 to $1,419 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,539 to $1,881 $2,220 to $2,714 $2,702 to $3,302

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Benito County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 517
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.33%
Average Renter Household Size 3.61
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
Total Population 57,557

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.

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 $89,700

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 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 $20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $29,900 $32,300 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $34,900 $39,900 $44,900 $49,850 $53,850 $57,850 $61,850 $65,850
80% of Median $55,850 $63,800 $71,800 $79,750 $86,150 $92,550 $98,900 $105,300

Cities In San Benito County

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