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Affordable Housing In San Martin
Santa Clara County, California

Housing Authorities that serve San Martin

Housing Authority Programs
San Jose City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Santa Clara County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Martin, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in San Martin, California.

Income Based Apartments in San Martin, California

San Martin features 0 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 Martin, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Martin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Martin, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Martin landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in San Martin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Martin, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,673 and $3,267.

2020 San Martin, 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 $2,103 $2,458 $2,970 $3,943 $4,525
Payment Standard Range $1,893 to $2,313 $2,212 to $2,704 $2,673 to $3,267 $3,549 to $4,337 $4,073 to $4,978

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Martin, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.99%
Average Renter Household Size 3.45
Average Household Size 3.45
Median Household Income $101,645 ±$17,158
Median Rent $1,907 ±$281
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 13.18pp
Total Population 7,170

Population and Household Demographics

San Martin is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 7,170. There are 2,012 households in the city with an average household size of 3.45 persons. 26.99% of households in San Martin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Martin

The median gross income for households in San Martin is $101,645 a year, or $8,470 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,907 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Martin, a household making less than $6,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in San Martin.

Area Median Income In San Martin

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 Martin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Clara County.

In San Martin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $141,600

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 Martin

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 Martin

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $33,150 $37,900 $42,650 $47,350 $51,150 $54,950 $58,750 $62,550
50% of Median $55,300 $63,200 $71,100 $78,950 $85,300 $91,600 $97,900 $104,250
80% of Median $78,550 $89,750 $100,950 $112,150 $121,150 $130,100 $139,100 $148,050