Rent Assistance Programs

CADA offers rental assistance for about 200 of its apartments.  Each of our programs has income limits and various other requirements (such as being a senior, disabled, or a family with a minor child).  Please read below for information on each rental assistance program, and a chart of current income limits.

When wait lists are open, pre-applications will be accepted beginning on the date that the list is open.  (Please note that income limits and rents are subject to change prior to an applicant being offered the opportunity to apply for an apartment. All rents and incomes limits are current as of December 2013.

Somerset Parkside Apartments:
This 26-unit apartment community is located at 1001-1033 Q Street.  It offers two and three bedroom apartments for families with minor children.  Families must have a total household income of no more than 80% of median income for the household size.   Minimum rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $588; and $737 for a 3-bedroom apartment. Residents pay 25% of their income, or the minimum rent, whichever is higher.  The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed.

Biele Place Apartments:
This 35-unit apartment community is located at 1421 15th Street. Its one-bedroom apartments are for seniors (age 60+), with a household income below 80% of median income. Residents pay 25% of their household income, or the minimum rent of $519, whichever is greater. The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed.

Brannan Court Apartments:
This 40-unit one and two bedroom apartment community is located at 1500 N Street, across from Capitol Park.  Income restrictions apply to 8 of the 40 apartments.  In order to qualify for this affordable housing opportunity, a household must make no more than 50% of median income for the household size.  Applicants DO NOT need to meet any additional household criteria (such as being a senior, disabled, or a family with a minor child). Residents will pay rent of $616 for a 1-bedroom apartment; or $685 for a 2-bedroom apartment.  The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed.

Johnston House/Don Carlos Apartments:
These two properties are side-by-side on the South side of O Street, between 15th & 16th. Johnston House is a charming two-story Victorian with a total of 6 studios and one bedroom apartments. At Don Carlos, the 2-story row-house property next door, there are 8 income-restricted studio apartments.  In order to qualify for this affordable housing opportunity, households must make below 80% of median income for the household size.  Applicants DO NOT need to meet any additional household criteria (such as being a senior, disabled, or a family with a minor child). Rent for the studio apartments is $431 per month; and $655 per month for the 1-bedroom apartments. The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed.

17th Street Commons Apartments:
This 29-unit garden-style community is comprised of townhomes and apartment flats and is located on the east half of the block bound by 16th/17th, P/Q Streets.  Income restrictions apply to 12 of the 29 apartments. In order to qualify for this affordable work-force housing opportunity, a household must make less than 60% of median income. Depending on the specific apartment that comes available, rents are $752 to $758 for a 1-bedroom apartment; $839 to $842 for a 2-bedroom apartment; and $914 to $923 for a 3-bedroom apartment.  Applicants DO NOT need to meet any additional household criteria (such as being a senior, disabled, or a family with a minor child). The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed.

CADA Multi-Site Program:
Note – This program is not available to the public at this time. 
CADA’s multi-site program intersperses critically needed rental-assisted units throughout the apartment buildings that CADA manages. Existing CADA residents who have resided at CADA for over one year and meet the income and household criteria are eligible to apply for rental assistance. In addition to making less than 50% of median income for the household size, residents must meet the additional household criteria of being a senior (62 years of age or older), disabled, or a family with a minor child. Rent is 30% of income, or $150, whichever is higher. A limited number of program slots are available, and CADA residents who qualify to convert to this program may be required to transfer to a different CADA apartment to receive assistance.  Please contact CADA’s Housing Assistant for more information at 916-322-2114.

Fremont Apartments:
This 20-unit garden-style community of studio apartments is located at 15th & P Streets, across from Fremont Park.  Income restrictions apply to 12 of the 20 apartments.  In order to qualify for this affordable work-force housing opportunity, a household must make below 80% of median income.  Applicants DO NOT need to meet any additional household criteria (such as being a senior, disabled, or a family with a minor child).  The assisted rent is currently $578 per month. There is no waiting list for this affordable housing opportunity. Please check CADA’s Apartment Availability Listing for current availability at this property or contact CADA’s Housing Assistant for more information at 9116-322-2114.

Income Eligibility Limits (as of December 2013)
Household Size 50% of median 60% of median 80% of median
Single person household $24,050 a year
$2,004 a month
$28,900 a year
$2,408 a month
$38,550 a year
$3,212 a month
Two person household $27,500 a year
$2,291 a month
$33,000 a year
$3,750 a month
$44,050 a year
$3,670 a month
Three person household $30,950 a year
$2,579 a month
$37,100 a year
$3,091 a month
$59,550 a year
$4,129 a month
Four person household $34,350 a year
$2,862 a month
$41,200 a year
$3,433 a month
$55,050 a year
$4,587 a month