Affordable Housing In San Leandro
Alameda County, California

16 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

Manchester Apartments

1919 Manchester Rd
San Leandro, CA
$1,745-2,295
1-2 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

Marea Alta

1400 San Leandro Boulevard
San Leandro, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,416 affordable apartments for rent in San Leandro, California. San Leandro features 521 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 835 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Leandro.

San Leandro, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,416
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 521
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.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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720