Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Redwood City, CA (2024)

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Discover affordable housing in Redwood City where there are 17+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

City Center Plaza Apartments

950 Main St, Redwood City, California 94063


Mosaic Garden at Friendly Acres Apartments

3752 Rolison Road, Redwood City, California 94063


104 Cedar St - Redwd Cty

104 Cedar St, Redwood City, California 94063


Redwood Court

635 Spruce Ave, Redwood City, California 94063


Waverly Place Apartments

105 Fifth Ave, Redwood City, California 94063

Casa De Redwood

1280 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, California 94063

Arroyo Green Apartments

707 Bradford Street, Redwood City, California 94063


Fair Oaks Commons

2821 El Camino Real, Redwood City, California 94061


353 Main Street Apartments

353 Main St., Redwood City, California 94063



Villa Montgomery

1500 El Camino Real , Redwood City, California 94063

Redwood City Commons

875 Walnut St, Redwood City, California 94063

Alameda House Inc

124 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Redwood City, California 94062

Hallmark House Apartments

531 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, California 94061



Redwood Oaks Apartments

330 Redwood Ave, Redwood City, California 94061


Multifamily Rehabilitation

240 Linden St, Redwood City, California 94061

Landbanking for Permanent Housing

1504 El Camino Real, Redwood City, California 94063

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Redwood City, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.


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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.


Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.

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Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you


Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.

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Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.


Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.


Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
San Mateo County, California Moving to Work Section 8 HCV

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment InRedwood City, California



(+298%) more thanCalifornia minimum wage and


(+777%) more than the Federal minimum wage.

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What HUD offices serve Redwood City, California?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs atlocal levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within theirjurisdiction.

Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Redwood City, California.

Go to theCaliforniaPublic Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Redwood City.

How many renters live in Redwood City, California?

The City of Redwood City haspeople living in households.

There are renters living inrenter households in thisCity. Renters make up 48.57percent of the population living in Redwood City.

What is the rental market like in Redwood City, California?

There are an estimated housing units in theRedwood City area. Of these, units are rentalhomes, making up percent of the housing market. Forevery renter household in Redwood City, California, there are1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Redwood City?

The rental vacancy rate in Redwood City is 7 percent.This is ahigher than averagevacancy rate.When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tendto be lower.

How many rental units are in Redwood City for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Redwood City
StudioOne-BedroomTwo-BedroomThree-BedroomFour+ Bedrooms

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Redwood City

A large number of apartments in Redwood City have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and youngprofessionalsespecially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Redwood City

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - rangesfrom $2,292 to $4,473. FMRs areupdated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size2024 Fair Market Rents
One BR$2,818
Two BR$3,359
Three BR$4,112
Four BR$4,473

2024 Fair Market Rents in Redwood City, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Redwood City?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s FairMarket Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find aqualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shortersearch times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit SizeCount of Units Below FMRPercentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio30619 percent
One BR4568 percent
Two BR2254 percent

Rental Units Below FMR in Redwood City, California

How many affordable rental units are in Redwood City?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households inRedwood City, California including the following:

Federal ProgramUnit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Redwood City, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Redwood City, California

Redwood City features 467 income based apartments.Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent andutilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Redwood City, California

There are 451 rent subsidized apartments that do notprovide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Redwood City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Redwood City, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Redwood City landlords$1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holdercontributes $500 towards rent inRedwood City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Redwood City, California fora two-bedroom apartment is between $3,023 and $3,695.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.comresearch.

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