Utility Allowances

City of Fremont Housing programs use utility allowances when determining maximum rent levels. (For income and rent limits, call 510-494-4500 or email). These utility allowances are as follows:

  • $58 for one-bedroom units
  • $70 for two-bedroom units
  • $86 for three-bedroom units
These figures must be deducted from the maximum rent allowable in rent restricted units. 

For example, if a one-bedroom unit with an assumed household size of two at the Very Low (or 50% of Area Median) Income rent restriction has a maximum rent level of $935 per month, the property manager may only charge this tenant $877 per month in rent without utilities because the utility allowance of $58 per month must be deducted from the maximum rent allowable.