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Affordable Housing In San Leandro
Alameda County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Leandro

San Leandro Senior Project Apartments

232 E 14th St
San Leandro, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fuller Gardens

2390 East 14th Street
San Leandro, California
1-2 BR

Fargo Senior Center

868 Fargo Ave
San Leandro, California

Casa Verde

2398 E 14th St
San Leandro, California

Quail Run Apartments

1511 163rd Ave
San Leandro, California

Cherry Blossom

348 W Juana Ave
San Leandro, California

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

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,416 affordable apartments for rent in San Leandro, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Leandro, California

San Leandro features 521 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 835 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 $2,015 and $2,463.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720
Payment Standard Range $1,339 to $1,637 $1,627 to $1,989 $2,015 to $2,463 $2,738 to $3,346 $3,348 to $4,092

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 $119,200

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
50% of Median $45,700 $52,200 $58,750 $65,250 $70,500 $75,700 $80,950 $86,150
80% of Median $73,100 $83,550 $94,000 $104,400 $112,800 $121,150 $129,500 $137,850