Affordable Housing In Santa Clara County
California

Affordable Housing programs support 8,270 income based apartments in Santa Clara County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 22,018 affordable apartments in Santa Clara County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Santa Clara County, California

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

Hillsdale Townhouses

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

Sharmon Palms Lane

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

The Redwoods

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

Shorebreeze Apartments

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

Vivente II

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

Monte Vista Terrace

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

John Burns Gardens

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

Ginzton Terrace

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

The Verandas

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

Aster Park Apartments

1059 Reed Ave
Sunnyvale, California
Income Based
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Santa Clara County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Campbell, CA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Campbell.
Affordable Housing In Cupertino, CA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Cupertino.
Affordable Housing In Gilroy, CA Affordable Housing programs support 24 apartment communities in Gilroy.
Affordable Housing In Los Gatos, CA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Los Gatos.
Affordable Housing In Milpitas, CA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Milpitas.
Affordable Housing In Morgan Hill, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Morgan Hill.
Affordable Housing In Mountain View, CA Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Mountain View.
Affordable Housing In Palo Alto, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Palo Alto.
Affordable Housing In San Jose, CA Affordable Housing programs support 176 apartment communities in San Jose.
Affordable Housing In Santa Clara, CA Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Santa Clara.
Affordable Housing In Saratoga, CA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Saratoga.
Affordable Housing In Sunnyvale, CA Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Sunnyvale.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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 County.

Santa Clara County, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Santa Clara County, California

Santa Clara County features 8,270 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 22,018 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 $2,647 and $3,235.

2023 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 $2,223 $2,513 $2,941 $3,750 $4,202
Santa Clara County, 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 County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 308
Total Low Income Apartments 30,811
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,270
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

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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