Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Santa Rosa, CA

Discover affordable housing in Santa Rosa where there are 90+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Vista Sonoma Senior Apartments

1405 Townview Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95405

bed 1-2
payment $910-1089/mo.
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payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Quail Run Apartments

1018 Bellevue Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95407

bed 1-4
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accessibility Accessible

Del Nido Apartments

850 Russell Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95403

bed Studio-1
payment $852-911/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

Bethlehem Towers

801 Tupper Sttreet, Santa Rosa, California 95404

bed 1
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Acacia Lane Senior Apartments

657 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95409

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Crossings on Aston

1536 John Richards Way, Santa Rosa, California 95404

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Windham Village Apartments

1101 Prospect Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95409

bed 1-3
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Chelsea Gardens One and Two

1220 McMinn Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95407

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Dutton Flats

214 W. 3rd St., Santa Rosa, California 95401

bed 1-3
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accessibility Accessible

Jennings Court

1080 Jennings Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95401

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

The Humboldt Apartments

670 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

SANTA ROSA GARDEN APARTMENTS

1 KASHMIR DR, Santa Rosa, California 94509

bed Studio-3
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Ortiz Plaza

5360 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, California 95403

bed 2
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Walnut Grove Apartments

450 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, California 95401

payment Subsidized

Vigil Light Apartments

1945 Long Dr, Santa Rosa, California 95405

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Silvercrest Residence - Santa Rosa

1050 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404

payment Subsidized

Sonoma Creekside

74 Boas Dr , Santa Rosa, California 95409

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Park Vue

2001 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Woodcreek Village

101 Boas Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95409

bed 1-3
payment Subsidized

Grays Meadow

2324 Meadow Way, Santa Rosa, California 95404

bed 2-4
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Santa Rosa, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Santa Rosa, California
$45.02/hour
$29.02 (+181%) more than California minimum wage and $37.77 (+521%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Santa Rosa, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher, Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Santa Rosa, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Santa Rosa, California.

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

How many renters live in Santa Rosa, California?

The City of Santa Rosa has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 42.36 percent of the population living in Santa Rosa.

What is the rental market like in Santa Rosa, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Santa Rosa area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Santa Rosa, California, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Santa Rosa?

The rental vacancy rate in Santa Rosa is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Santa Rosa for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Santa Rosa
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,824 7,332 13,088 6,273 1,297
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Santa Rosa

A large number of apartments in Santa Rosa have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Santa Rosa

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,611 to $3,425. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,611
One BR $1,809
Two BR $2,377
Three BR $3,228
Four BR $3,425
2024 Fair Market Rents in Santa Rosa, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Santa Rosa?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 985 54 percent
One BR 3,373 46 percent
Two BR 2,252 17 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Santa Rosa, California

How many affordable rental units are in Santa Rosa?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Santa Rosa, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Santa Rosa, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa features 1,099 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 Rosa, California

There are 3,025 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Rosa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Rosa, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Rosa landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Santa Rosa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Rosa, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,139 and $2,615.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.