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Rent Assistance Program

CADA offers rental assistance for about 200 of its apartments. Each of our programs has income limits (minimum and maximum) and program households must recertify annually. Please read below for property and rental assistance program information, and refer to the chart of current area median income (AMI) limits below.

Gross Income Eligibility Limits (as of December 2021)
Household Size 30% AMI 40% AMI 50% AMI 60% AMI 80% AMI
1 person household  $19,050/yr  $25,400/yr  $31,750/yr  $38,100/yr  $50,800/yr
2 person household  $21,750/yr  $29,000/yr  $36,250/yr  $43,500/yr  $58,000/yr
3 person household  $24,480/yr  $32,640/yr  $40,800/yr  $48,960/yr  $65,280/yr
4 person household  $27,180/yr  $36,240/yr  $45,300/yr  $54,360/yr  $72,480/yr

UPDATE: The CADA waitlists are currently closed.

Income limits and rents are subject to change prior to an applicant being offered the opportunity to apply for an apartment. All MTSP income limits are current as of December 2021 and are updated annually in April by HUD. All programs require household recertification and verification of all income and assets every 12 months.


Somerset Parkside Apartments:
This 26-unit apartment community is located at 1001-1033 Q Street. It offers 2 and 3-bedroom apartments on a 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor (with stair access only). Income restrictions apply to all apartments in this building. Households cannot exceed 60% of the MTSP median household income limit set by HUD annually. The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed. This LPR program is monitored by HCD. For more information please contact the CADA office.


Biele Place (Senior) Apartments:
This 35-unit apartment community is located at 1421 15th Street. Its 1-bedroom apartments on a 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor (with elevator access) are for seniors (age 62+). Income restrictions apply to all apartments in this building. Households cannot exceed 60% of the MTSP median household income limit set by HUD annually. The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed. This LPR program is monitored by HCD. For more information please contact the CADA office.


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 cannot exceed 60% of the MTSP median income limit set by HUD annually. The wait list for this affordable housing opportunity is currently closed. This affordable housing program is monitored by CalHFA. For more information please contact the CADA office.


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 cannot exceed 80% of the MTSP median income limit set by HUD annually. 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 CADA CIRP affordable housing opportunity is currently closed. For more information please contact the CADA office.


SRO (Single Room Occupancy) CADA Rooming House: (NO WAITLIST REQUIRED) Please check our website for availability.

The Rooming House is a single occupancy, co-living environment located at 1619 Q St. Each room is furnished with a long twin bed (with new mattress), dresser, desk, lamp, side table and mini fridge. There is a shared kitchen and bathroom on each floor with stair access only to 2nd floor. Close to light rail. Utilities are included, heat and air controlled by management. This is a month-to-month rental agreement (no lease) and income restrictions apply to all rooms in this building. In order to qualify for this affordable housing opportunity, at move-in the applicant’s gross income cannot exceed 40% of the MTSP median income limit set by HUD annually. The income limit increases to 50% after 12 months. For more information please contact the CADA office.