Santa Clara, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 136 income based apartments in Santa Clara where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 738 affordable apartments in Santa Clara that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Santa Clara, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Santa Clara. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Santa Clara.

John Burns Gardens

820 Agnew Rd
Santa Clara, California
$910-1,030
1-2 BR
Affordable

Riverwood Grove

2150 Tasman Dr
Santa Clara, California
Income Based
1-4 BR
Affordable

Riverwood Place

5090 Lick Mill Blvd
Santa Clara, California
Income Based
Studio BR
Affordable

Camino Del Rey

2525 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable

Belovida Santa Clara

1820 Main St
Santa Clara, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Gateway Santa Clara

1000 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Affordable

Presidio El Camino Apartments

1450 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

Homesafe Santa Clara

611 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

Bracher Senior Housing

2665 South Dr
Santa Clara, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable

Miramar Way

3761 Miramar Way
Santa Clara, California
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Affordable Housing Near Santa Clara

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City Apartments
San Jose, CA Affordable Housing programs support 176 apartment communities in San Jose.
Gilroy, CA Affordable Housing programs support 24 apartment communities in Gilroy.
Morgan Hill, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Morgan Hill.
Palo Alto, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Palo Alto.
Sunnyvale, CA Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Sunnyvale.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Santa Clara, 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.

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
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Santa Clara.

Santa Clara, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara features 136 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 Santa Clara, California

There are 738 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Clara.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Clara, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Clara landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Santa Clara.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Clara, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,647 and $3,235.

2023 Santa Clara, 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
Santa Clara, California Fair Market Rent $2,223 $2,513 $2,941 $3,750 $4,202
Santa Clara, California Payment Standard Range $2,001 to $2,445 $2,262 to $2,764 $2,647 to $3,235 $3,375 to $4,125 $3,782 to $4,622

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Santa Clara, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 874
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 136
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $98,914 ±$3,708
Median Rent $1,774 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.88% ± 2.75pp
Total Population 121,374

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California with a population of 121,374. There are 43,433 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 55.65% of households in Santa Clara are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Clara

The median gross income for households in Santa Clara is $98,914 a year, or $8,243 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,774 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Clara, a household making less than $5,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Clara.

Area Median Income In Santa Clara

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

In Santa Clara, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $168,500

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 Santa Clara

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 Santa Clara

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Clara AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Clara AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$59,000 $67,400 $75,850 $84,250 $91,000 $97,750 $104,500 $111,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Clara AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$92,250 $105,400 $118,600 $131,750 $142,300 $152,850 $163,400 $173,950