Affordable Housing In Santa Clara County
California

306 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Clara County

Hillsdale Townhouses

1626-1656 Hillsdale Ave
San Jose, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Sharmon Palms Lane

967 Sharmon Palms Ln
Campbell, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

The Redwoods

9005 Kern Ave
Gilroy, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Shorebreeze Apartments

460 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, California
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Vivente II

5347 Dent Ave
San Jose, California
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Monte Vista Terrace

1101 Grant Rd
Mountain View, California
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

John Burns Gardens

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

Ginzton Terrace

375 Oaktree Dr
Mountain View, California
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

The Verandas

1868 N Capitol Ave
San Jose, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Aster Park Apartments

1059 Reed Ave
Sunnyvale, California
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

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

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 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
Total Population 1,868,149

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 $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 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.
$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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Santa Clara County

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City Served By
Alum Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alum Rock are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Burbank The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Burbank are the Burbank Housing Authority, San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Cambrian Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cambrian Park are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Campbell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Campbell are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Cupertino The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cupertino are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
East Foothills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Foothills are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Fruitdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fruitdale are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Gilroy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilroy are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Lexington Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lexington Hills are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Los Altos The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Los Altos are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Los Altos Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Los Altos Hills are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Los Gatos The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Los Gatos are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Loyola The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Loyola are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Milpitas The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milpitas are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Monte Sereno The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monte Sereno are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Morgan Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morgan Hill are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Mountain View The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountain View are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Palo Alto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palo Alto are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
San Jose The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Jose are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
San Martin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Martin are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Santa Clara The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Clara are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Saratoga The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saratoga are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Stanford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stanford are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.
Sunnyvale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunnyvale are the San Jose City Housing Authority and Santa Clara County Housing Authority.