Qualifying for Housing

​Determining if you qualify for subsidized housing through one of OHA's many housing programs is fairly simple. The biggest factor involves household income, but we also consider whether you qualify as a family, a senior or a person with qualifying disability. At least one family member must be a citizen, national, or noncitizen with eligible immigration status in order for the family to qualify for any level of assistance. The chart below lists the income levels based on household size.

FY 2017 Income Limits Summary

Alameda County, California
Income Limit Area
Median Income FY 2016 Income Limit Category 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8
Alameda County $97,400 Very Low (50%) Income Limits $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
Extremely Low (30%) Income Limits $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,600 $33,850 $38,850 $41,350
Low (80%) Income Limits $56,300 $64,350 $72,400 $80,400 $86,850 $93,300 $99,700 $106,150

NOTE: Alameda County is part of the Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area, so all information presented here applies to all of the Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area. The Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area​ ​contains the following areas: Alameda County, CA; and Contra Costa County, CA.