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Affordable Housing In South San Francisco
San Mateo County, California

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In South San Francisco

Rotary Plaza

433 Alida Way
South San Francisco, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Greenridge

1565 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, California
Income Based
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

636 El Camino

636 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Willow Gardens

982-990 Brusco
South San Francisco, California
Income Based
2 BR

Sundial

215 4th Ln
South San Francisco, California
Income Based
Studio BR

Rotary Terrace Apartments

310 Miller Avenue
South San Francisco, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

The Colma Veterans Village Apartments

1670 Mission Road
South San Francisco, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
VASH Welcome

Fairway Apartments

77 Westborough Blvd
South San Francisco, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Magnolia Plaza Senior Apartments

630 Baden Ave
South San Francisco, California
Accepts Vouchers

Chestnut Creek Senior Housing

65 Chestnut Ave
South San Francisco, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve South San Francisco

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
City of South San Francisco Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in South San Francisco, California

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 879 affordable apartments for rent in South San Francisco, California.

Income Based Apartments in South San Francisco, California

South San Francisco features 375 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 South San Francisco, California

There are 493 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South San Francisco.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South San Francisco, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South San Francisco landlords $1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in South San Francisco.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South San Francisco, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $3,005 and $3,673.

2020 South San Francisco, 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
Fair Market Rent $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657
Payment Standard Range $1,977 to $2,417 $2,448 to $2,992 $3,005 to $3,673 $3,929 to $4,802 $4,191 to $5,123

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

South San Francisco, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 879
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 375
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.46%
Average Renter Household Size 3.01
Average Household Size 3.10
Median Household Income $81,439 ±$3,130
Median Rent $1,542 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.69% ± 5.12pp
Total Population 66,217

Population and Household Demographics

South San Francisco is a City in San Mateo County, California with a population of 66,217. There are 21,136 households in the city with an average household size of 3.10 persons. 39.46% of households in South San Francisco are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South San Francisco

The median gross income for households in South San Francisco is $81,439 a year, or $6,787 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,542 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South San Francisco, a household making less than $5,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.69% of households who rent are overburdened in South San Francisco.1

Area Median Income In South San Francisco

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 South San Francisco, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Mateo County.

In South San Francisco, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $136,800

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 South San Francisco

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 South San Francisco

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
50% of Median $56,450 $64,500 $72,550 $80,600 $87,050 $93,500 $99,950 $106,400
80% of Median $90,450 $103,350 $116,250 $129,150 $139,500 $149,850 $160,150 $170,500