There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Sausalito.


Ridgeway Apartments

141 Donahue Street
Sausalito, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Golden Gate Village

409 Drake Ave
Sausalito, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Doreatha Mitchell Apartments

52 Terrace Dr
Sausalito, California

Ponderosa Estates

913 Drake Ave
Sausalito, California
Rent Assisted

Bee Street Housing

408 Bee St
Sausalito, California
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

There are 255 low-income apartments in Sausalito that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 358 low-income homes in Sausalito where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 9th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Sausalito

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Sausalito

City Apartments
San Rafael, CA Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in San Rafael.
Novato, CA Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Novato.
Fairfax, CA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Fairfax.
Mill Valley, CA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Mill Valley.
Tiburon, CA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Tiburon.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sausalito, 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
Marin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sausalito.

Sausalito, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sausalito, California

Sausalito features 358 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 Sausalito, California

There are 255 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sausalito.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sausalito, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sausalito landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sausalito.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sausalito, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,869 and $3,507.

2023 Sausalito, 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
Sausalito, California Fair Market Rent $2,156 $2,665 $3,188 $3,912 $4,283
Sausalito, California Payment Standard Range $1,940 to $2,372 $2,399 to $2,932 $2,869 to $3,507 $3,521 to $4,303 $3,855 to $4,711

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sausalito, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 613
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 358
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.65%
Average Renter Household Size 1.62
Average Household Size 1.85
Median Household Income $122,434 ±$11,497
Median Rent $1,962 ±$152
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.53% ± 9.99pp
Total Population 7,094

Population and Household Demographics

Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 7,094. There are 3,825 households in the city with an average household size of 1.85 persons. 52.65% of households in Sausalito are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sausalito

The median gross income for households in Sausalito is $122,434 a year, or $10,203 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,962 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sausalito, a household making less than $6,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Sausalito.

Area Median Income In Sausalito

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 Sausalito, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In Sausalito, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $166,000

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 Sausalito

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 Sausalito

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sausalito AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sausalito AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$65,250 $74,600 $83,900 $93,200 $100,700 $108,150 $115,600 $123,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sausalito AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$104,400 $119,300 $134,200 $149,100 $161,050 $173,000 $184,900 $196,850