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Affordable Housing In Union City
Alameda County, California

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union City

Station Center

34888 11th St
Union City, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Mission Gateway

33155 Mission Blvd
Union City, California
Income Based
1-4 BR

Wisteria Place

33821 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, California
Income Based
1 BR

Rosewood Terrace

33935 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, California
Income Based
1 BR

Los Robles Apartments

32300 Almaden Blvd
Union City, California
Subsidized

Nidus and Dyer

2004 Nidus Ct
Union City, California

Vintage Court Senior Apartments

2499 Decoto Rd
Union City, California

Senior Village

33801 Rd
Union City, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Union City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union City, California

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 842 affordable apartments for rent in Union City, California.

Income Based Apartments in Union City, California

Union City features 314 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 Union City, California

There are 443 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union City, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Union City landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Union City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union City, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,145 and $2,621.

2021 Union City, 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 $1,595 $1,934 $2,383 $3,196 $3,863
Payment Standard Range $1,436 to $1,755 $1,741 to $2,127 $2,145 to $2,621 $2,876 to $3,516 $3,477 to $4,249

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union City, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 842
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 314
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.83%
Average Renter Household Size 3.44
Average Household Size 3.52
Median Household Income $85,521 ±$3,341
Median Rent $1,652 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.29% ± 4.82pp
Total Population 72,690

Population and Household Demographics

Union City is a city in Alameda County, California with a population of 72,690. There are 20,461 households in the city with an average household size of 3.52 persons. 34.83% of households in Union City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union City

The median gross income for households in Union City is $85,521 a year, or $7,127 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union City, a household making less than $5,507 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Union City.

Area Median Income In Union City

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 Union City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alameda County.

In Union City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $119,200

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 Union City

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 Union City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
50% of Median $45,700 $52,200 $58,750 $65,250 $70,500 $75,700 $80,950 $86,150
80% of Median $73,100 $83,550 $94,000 $104,400 $112,800 $121,150 $129,500 $137,850