Affordable Housing In Solano County
California

52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Solano County

Sunset Creek

840 E Travis Blvd
Fairfield, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sereno Village Apartments

750 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, CA
$556-876
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Gateway Village

2000 Pennsylvania Ave
Fairfield, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Carolina Heights Apartments

135 Carolina Street
Vallejo, CA
$602
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Marina Vista Apartments

201 Maine St
Vallejo, CA
$697-844
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Monument Arms

261 E Alaska Ave
Fairfield, CA
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Avian Glen

301 Avian Dr
Vallejo, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Groves at East Tabor

855 E. Tabor Ave
Fairfield, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Rocky Hill Veterans Apartments

582 Rocky Hill Road
Vacaville, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized
Supportive Housing
VASH Welcome
Veterans Welcome

Mission Terracina Apartment Homes

2700 Toulumne Street
Vallejo, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Solano County

Housing Authority Programs
Solano County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Vacaville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Solano County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Benicia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
City of Vallejo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Fairfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Suisun City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Solano County, California

There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,891 affordable apartments for rent in Solano County, California. Solano County features 1,856 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,853 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Solano County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Solano County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 4,891
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,856
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $66,828 ±$1,238
Median Rent $1,294 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.23% ± 1.64pp
Total Population 425,753

Population and Household Demographics

Solano County is a County in California with a population of 425,753. There are 143,612 households in the county with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 40.06% of households in Solano County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Solano County

The median gross income for households in Solano County is $66,828 a year, or $5,569 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,294 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Solano County, a household making less than $4,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Solano County.1

Area Median Income In Solano 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 Solano County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,700

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 Solano 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 Solano County HUD Rental Assistance in Solano County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,000 $20,600 $23,150 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
80% of Median $48,000 $54,850 $61,700 $68,550 $74,050 $79,550 $85,050 $90,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Solano County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 37 low income apartment communities containing 3,541 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Solano County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Solano County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
60% of Median $36,000 $41,160 $46,320 $51,420 $55,560 $59,700 $63,780 $67,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Solano County is $46,320 a year, or $3,860 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,860 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,158 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $750 $804 $965 $1,114 $1,244 $1,372
60% $900 $965 $1,158 $1,337 $1,493 $1,646
Fair Market Rents in Solano County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,124 $1,318 $1,589 $2,292 $2,790

Cities In Solano County

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City Listings Served By
Vallejo 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vallejo is the City of Vallejo Housing Authority.
Fairfield 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Fairfield Housing Authority.
Vacaville 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vacaville is the Vacaville Housing Authority.
Dixon 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dixon are the Solano County Housing Authority and Vacaville Housing Authority.
Suisun City 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Suisun City is the Suisun City Housing Authority.
Benicia 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benicia is the City of Benicia Housing Authority.
Rio Vista 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rio Vista are the Solano County Housing Authority and Vacaville Housing Authority.
Allendale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allendale are the Solano County Housing Authority and Vacaville Housing Authority.
Elmira 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elmira are the Solano County Housing Authority and Vacaville Housing Authority.
Green Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Green Valley are the Solano County Housing Authority and Vacaville Housing Authority.
Hartley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartley are the Solano County Housing Authority and Vacaville Housing Authority.