The Federal Housing Administration loan limits for California vary by city and county. For example, the FHA loan limits for one-family residences in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward in Alameda County are $625,500, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
FHA loan limits for two-family and three-family residences in the same locations are $800,775 and $967,950 respectively, reports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Non-metro locations such as Alpine County list the loan limits for one-family residences at $463,450 and two-family residences at $593,300. Chico, California, in the county of Butte, lists the FHA loan limits for one-family residences at $293,250, as of 2015.