Affordable Housing In Santa Clara County
306 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Clara County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Santa Clara County, 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 Santa Clara County, California
|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 Santa Clara County, California
There are 306 low income housing apartment communities offering 30,565 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Clara County, California.
Income Based Apartments in Santa Clara County, California
Santa Clara County features 8,203 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 County, California
There are 21,839 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Clara County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Clara County, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Clara County landlords $1,600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Santa Clara County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Clara County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,581 and $3,155.
2022 Santa Clara County, 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 County, California Fair Market Rent||$2,145||$2,418||$2,868||$3,687||$4,213|
|Santa Clara County, California Payment Standard Range||$1,931 to $2,360||$2,176 to $2,660||$2,581 to $3,155||$3,318 to $4,056||$3,792 to $4,634|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Santa Clara County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||306|
|Total Low Income Apartments||30,565|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||8,203|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||43.22%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.86|
|Average Household Size||2.95|
|Median Household Income||$96,310 ±$783|
|Median Rent||$1,705 ±$10|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.18% ± 0.79pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Santa Clara County is a county in California with a population of 1,868,149. There are 621,463 households in the county with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 43.22% of households in Santa Clara County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Clara County
The median gross income for households in Santa Clara County is $96,310 a year, or $8,026 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,705 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Clara County, a household making less than $5,683 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Clara County.
Area Median Income In Santa Clara County
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.
In Santa Clara County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $151,300
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 County
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 County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Clara County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Clara County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Clara County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Santa Clara County
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