Affordable Housing In San Leandro
Alameda County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Leandro

Estabrook Senior Housing

2103 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Vista Terrace Hills Apartments

1790 Del Sur Blvd
San Leandro, CA
Call For Rent
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Bermuda Gardens Apartments

1475 167th Ave
San Leandro, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Las Palmas Apartments

15370 Tropic Ct
San Leandro, CA
$849-1,150
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Ashland Village Apartments

1300 Kentwood Ln
San Leandro, CA
$625-1,278
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Fuller Lodge

2141 Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Eden Lodge Apartments

400 Springlake Dr
San Leandro, CA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Surf

15320 Tropic Ct
San Leandro, CA
$838-900
1 BR
HCV Welcome

San Leandro Senior Project Apartments

232 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Fuller Gardens

2390 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
$507
1-2 BR

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,259 affordable apartments for rent in San Leandro. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 521 apartments that set rent based on your income. In San Leandro, HUD housing programs support 267 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 722 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve San Leandro

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Leandro, California

San Leandro, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,259
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 521
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Total Population 88,329
Housing Units 31,363
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $62,761 ±$1,864
Median Rent $1,286 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.85% ± 3.88pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Leandro is a City in Alameda County, California with a population of 88,329. There are 31,363 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 45.46% of households in San Leandro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Leandro

The median gross income for households in San Leandro is $62,761 a year, or $5,230 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,286 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Leandro, a household making less than $4,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.85% of households who rent are overburdened in San Leandro.1

Area Median Income In San Leandro

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 Leandro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alameda County.

In San Leandro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,700

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 Leandro

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 Leandro HUD Rental Assistance in San Leandro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
80% of Median $69,000 $78,850 $88,700 $98,550 $106,450 $114,350 $122,250 $130,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in San Leandro

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, 9 low income apartment communities containing 735 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Leandro 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 Leandro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $61,950 $66,950 $71,900 $76,850 $81,800
60% of Median $52,080 $59,520 $66,960 $74,340 $80,340 $86,280 $92,220 $98,160

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 Leandro is $66,960 a year, or $5,580 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,580 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,674 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% $1,085 $1,163 $1,395 $1,611 $1,798 $1,983
60% $1,302 $1,395 $1,674 $1,934 $2,157 $2,380
Fair Market Rents in San Leandro

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
$1,409 $1,706 $2,126 $2,925 $3,587