636 El Camino transformed a former mobile home park into an affordable housing community for families. The community includes 109 affordable rental apartments, community gardens, children’s outdoor play areas, a fitness center, a computer lab and 5,700 square feet of retail space on the ground level facing El Camino Real. Twenty units are set aside for individuals with mental health challenges who receive additional supportive services from the County of San Mateo Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Located in close proximity to major bus lines, BART, South San Francisco public schools, restaurants and shopping, 636 El Camino supports the city’s vision to provide high-density, transit-oriented development along the El Camino corridor. It is the recepient of two awards: Real Estate Deal of the Year in the Affordable Housing Category from the San Francisco Business Times and the Green Building Award from Sustainable San Mateo County.
Last updated on July 29th, 2019
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Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.
This project has received some funding from a participating jurisdiction (local or state government agency) through the HUD HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). In projects with five or more HOME-assisted units, at least 20% of these units must be occupied by families earning 50% or less of area median income (AMI). All other HOME-assisted units must be occupied by families earning 80% or less of AMI, but in practice most are reserved for families earning 60% or less AMI. Maximum monthly rent is capped with a Low HOME Rent for <50% AMI units and a High HOME Rent for the remaining HOME-assisted units. Contact the property directly for the specific dollar amount of these rent caps.
Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in South San Francisco but actual income limits may differ for units at 636 El Camino.
|AMI Band||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|Very Low Income (50%)||$63,950||$73,100||$82,250||$91,350||$98,700||$106,000||$113,300||$120,600|
|Low Income (60%)||$76,740||$87,720||$98,700||$109,620||$118,440||$127,200||$135,960||$144,720|
636 El Camino is managed by MidPen Housing.