Where is Elk Grove’s affordable housing? Here is an overview of apartments and planned locations

Finding affordable housing in Elk Grove isn’t always the easiest task.

Average gross rent in Elk Grove is nearly 60% of the city’s per capita income, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which covers the period 2018 through 2022. That’s well above the rate for Sacramento County (48%) and California as a whole (49%).

It doesn’t mean there aren’t affordable housing options in Elk Grove. However, there is limited space and availability.

There are currently 18 affordable apartment complexes in Elk Grove. Options for condominiums range from about $850 to $1,400, while single-family homes typically rent about $1,250 to $1,750 per month. Elk Grove has affordable rentals for as little as $630 for eligible households.

Of the 18 affordable apartment complexes, four are reserved for senior housing:

Renwick Square Senior Apartments, 3227 Renwick Ave. 149 units.

Seasons Senior Apartments, 7301 Bilby Road. 221 units.

Vintage at Laguna Senior Apartments, 9210 Big Horn Blvd. 157 units.

Vintage at Laguna II Senior Apartments, 9204 Big Horn Blvd. 68 units.

The remaining 14 are reserved for single- or multi-family families with a qualifying income.

There are six apartment complexes in Elk Grove with 100 units or fewer onsite:

Avery Gardens, 7015 Elk Grove Blvd. 63 units.

Bow Street Apartments, 8740 Auberry Drive. 97 units.

The Gardens of Quail Run Apartments, 10120 Bruceville Road. 95 units.

Stoneridge at Elk Grove, 8515 Elk Grove Florin Road. 95 units.

Village Crossing Apartments, 9241 Bruceville Road. 100 units.

Waterman Square, 9150 Waterman Road. 83 units.

The remaining eight apartment complexes in Elk Grove all have more than 100 units on-site:

Agave Apartment Homes, 10070 Willard Parkway. 187 units.

Crossings/Stoneridge at Elk Grove, 8575 Elk Grove Florin Road. 115 units.

Geneva Pointe, 8280 Geneva Pointe Drive. 150 units.

Montego Falls, 9950 Bruceville Road. 132 units.

Ridge Apartments, 8151 Civic Center Drive. 202 units.

Terracina at Elk Grove, 9440 West Stockton Blvd. 123 units.

Terracina at Laguna Creek, 9274 Franklin Blvd. 135 units.

Terracina at Park Meadows, 8875 Lewis Stein Road. 116 units.

Village Crossing Apartments, 9241 Bruceville Road. 100 units.

Where are planned affordable housing sites?

Deputy City Manager Kara Reddig said Elk Grove plans to develop more affordable housing options to serve current residents and those moving to Elk Grove in the future.

“The city is financing new apartment complexes that are affordable to households earning up to 80% of the area median income,” Reddig said. “There are currently almost 800 such units under construction. This could be a good option for those who qualify.”

The California Department of Housing and Community Development reports that the low-income limit in Sacramento is around $60,000.

A potential site reserved for Mutual Housing California is in Old Town, at 9220-9244 Elk Grove Blvd. According to a city report, the city is planning an 89-unit affordable housing development for low-income seniors at this location.

Another site, Sheldon Farms North, is located at 8851 Bruceville Road and is planned for affordable housing for low-income families and proposed by developer Abode Communities.

Oak Rose Apartments, a 67-unit permanent supportive housing project originally planned at Elk Grove Boulevard and Kent Street on the eastern edge of the city’s Old Town, will be located at 8484 Elk Grove Florin Road, near Calvine Road, following a tentative agreement the city announced in January.

The Pardes Apartments, located at 8310 Poppy Ridge Road, is a 236-unit affordable apartment complex developed by CRP Affordable Housing and Community Development. It will include 84 one-bedroom apartments, 72 two-bedroom apartments and 80 three-bedroom apartments. Unit size is expected to range from 629 to 1,339 square feet. It is expected to open in February.

Project Elevate is Elk Grove’s vision to create a “midtown-like” area in the heart of the city. It will consist of 200 urban apartments, centered in a half-hectare village park. The city said 15% of the apartment units will be dedicated to affordable housing. It will be located at Elk Grove and Big Horn boulevards, between the Big Timber and Civic Center driveways.

Despite the affordable housing opportunities on the horizon, Reddig said tenants who want to occupy these units — including young adults who live with their parents in Elk Grove and want to move — must apply to do so.

“Although there is no way to specifically set them aside for adult children who still live with their parents in Elk Grove,” Reddig said. “When a complex is ready to lease, we work with our public affairs team to notify residents who may be interested in applying.”