Affordable Housing In San Lorenzo
Alameda County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Lorenzo

Arbor at Hesperian

15888 Hesperian Boulevard
San Lorenzo, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+

Kent Gardens

16450 Kent Ave
San Lorenzo, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in San Lorenzo, 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 Lorenzo, 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 Lorenzo, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 161 affordable apartments for rent in San Lorenzo, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Lorenzo, California

San Lorenzo features 84 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 Lorenzo, California

There are 77 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Lorenzo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Lorenzo, California

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

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

2022 San Lorenzo, 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 Lorenzo, California Fair Market Rent $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
San Lorenzo, 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 Lorenzo, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 161
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.91%
Average Renter Household Size 3.58
Average Household Size 3.35
Median Household Income $74,807 ±$4,233
Median Rent $1,471 ±$109
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.57% ± 7.38pp
Total Population 24,891

Population and Household Demographics

San Lorenzo is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 24,891. There are 7,395 households in the city with an average household size of 3.35 persons. 27.91% of households in San Lorenzo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Lorenzo

The median gross income for households in San Lorenzo is $74,807 a year, or $6,234 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,471 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Lorenzo, a household making less than $4,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.57% of households who rent are overburdened in San Lorenzo.

Area Median Income In San Lorenzo

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

In San Lorenzo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $125,600

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 Lorenzo

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 Lorenzo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Lorenzo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Lorenzo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Lorenzo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$76,750 $87,700 $98,650 $109,600 $118,400 $127,150 $135,950 $144,700