Affordable Housing In San Leandro
Alameda County, California

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Leandro

Estabrook Senior Housing

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

The Surf

15320 Tropic Ct
San Leandro, California
$838-900
1 BR

Manchester Apartments

1919 Manchester Road
San Leandro, California
$1,745-2,295
1-2 BR

Bermuda Gardens Apartments

1475 167th Ave
San Leandro, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Las Palmas Apartments

15370 Tropic Ct
San Leandro, California
$849-1,150
1-2 BR

Ashland Village Apartments

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

Fuller Lodge

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

Eden Lodge Apartments

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

Broadmoor Plaza

232 E 14th St
San Leandro, California
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Marea Alta

1400 San Leandro Boulevard
San Leandro, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in San Leandro, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving San Leandro, California

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

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,211 affordable apartments for rent in San Leandro, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Leandro, California

San Leandro features 572 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 Leandro, California

There are 573 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Leandro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Leandro, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Leandro landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in San Leandro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Leandro, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,047 and $2,501.

2022 San Leandro, 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
San Leandro, California Fair Market Rent $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
San Leandro, California Payment Standard Range $1,384 to $1,692 $1,669 to $2,039 $2,047 to $2,501 $2,705 to $3,307 $3,220 to $3,936

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Leandro, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,211
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 572
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
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
Total Population 88,329

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.

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 $142,800

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 HUD Rental Assistance in San Leandro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Leandro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Leandro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,000 $57,150 $64,300 $71,400 $77,150 $82,850 $88,550 $94,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Leandro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,200 $84,800 $95,400 $106,000 $114,500 $123,000 $131,450 $139,950