Affordable Housing In West Sacramento
Yolo County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Sacramento

Bryte Gardens Apartments

815 Bryte Ave
West Sacramento, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Holly Court Apartments

445 Maple St
West Sacramento, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Savannah At Southport

3401 Savannah Lane
West Sacramento, CA
HCV Welcome

The Rivers Senior

750 Dorothy Adamo Lane
West Sacramento, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Eskaton Wilson Manor

2140 Evergreen Avenue
West Sacramento, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Margaret Mcdowell Manor

1525 Merkley Ave
West Sacramento, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

East Yolo Manor

500 6th St
West Sacramento, CA
Subsidized

West Sacramento, City Of

2485 W Capitol Ave
West Sacramento, CA
HCV Welcome

West Sacramento ( City of )

2455 W Capitol Ave
West Sacramento, CA
HCV Welcome

Las Casitas

685 Lighthouse Dr
West Sacramento, CA

Housing Authorities that serve West Sacramento

Housing Authority Programs
Yolo County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Sacramento, California

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,552 affordable apartments for rent in West Sacramento, California. West Sacramento features 464 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,088 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Sacramento.

West Sacramento, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,552
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 464
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $52,763 ±$2,682
Median Rent $895 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.7% ± 5.26pp
Total Population 50,747

Population and Household Demographics

West Sacramento is a City in Yolo County, California with a population of 50,747. There are 17,930 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 46.28% of households in West Sacramento are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Sacramento

The median gross income for households in West Sacramento is $52,763 a year, or $4,397 a month. The median rent for the city is $895 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Sacramento, a household making less than $2,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.7% of households who rent are overburdened in West Sacramento.1

Area Median Income In West Sacramento

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 West Sacramento, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yolo County.

In West Sacramento, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,900

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 West Sacramento

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 West Sacramento HUD Rental Assistance in West Sacramento

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
80% of Median $49,250 $56,250 $63,300 $70,300 $75,950 $81,550 $87,200 $92,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in West Sacramento

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

From 1990 to 2010, 11 low income apartment communities containing 1,046 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in West Sacramento 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 West Sacramento

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
60% of Median $36,960 $42,240 $47,520 $52,740 $57,000 $61,200 $65,400 $69,660

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 West Sacramento is $47,520 a year, or $3,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,188 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% $770 $825 $990 $1,143 $1,275 $1,407
60% $924 $990 $1,188 $1,372 $1,530 $1,688
Fair Market Rents in West Sacramento

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
$1,010 $1,066 $1,404 $2,025 $2,432