Castro Valley, CA Low Income Housing

Castro Valley, CA Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Castro Valley, CA

How do I qualify for low income housing in Castro Valley, CA?
To qualify for low income housing in California, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Castro Valley, CA

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Castro Valley, CA, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.

In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Castro Valley, CA. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing. puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.

We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Castro Valley, California - Alameda County

Studio Apartments $1,825
One Bedroom Apartments $2,131
Two Bedroom Apartments $2,590
Three Bedroom Apartments $3,342

List of Low Income Housing in or near Castro Valley, CA

Strobridge Court Affordable Housing

Strobridge Court Affordable Housing - Castro Valley

21000 Wilbeam Avenue
Castro Valley, CA - 94546
(510) 728-9181
Affordable housing number of units: 96 Amenities: Wall-to-wall carpeting All-electric kitchen Dishwasher Deck/patio Emergency call system (senior units) Community room with kitchen Library and study room Laundry facilities Elevators Children's play area Courtyard Assigned covered garage and surface parking Professional on-site management Affordable Housing Community. Income restrictions apply. Contact the property for current availability. Wait-lists may apply. ...see full details
Alameda County

Lorenzo Creek Apartments

Lorenzo Creek Apartments - Castro Valley

22198 Center St
Castro Valley, CA - 94546
(510) 881-0800
Lorenzo Creek Apartmentsoffers 27 low income units. This is a Low Income Housing community and will have rent and income restrictions based on the Area Median Income. *Given the demand for low income housing, there may be a waiting list. If this listing is incorrect, please contact us using the form below.* ...see full details
Alameda County

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Castro Valley, CA

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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