About Fresno Housing Authority

The Fresno Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Fresno, California.

The Fresno Housing Authority serves Fresno County and Fresno.

Fresno Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

Please note: The Fresno Housing Authority and the Fresno County Housing Authority cover Fresno County, CA as the Fresno Housing Authority.

The Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. This waiting list opened on January 9, 2017 at 10:00 am PT. It was last open in July 2016.

The FHA offers 51 communities for families, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, and 3 communities dedicated to senior/disabled households, located throughout Fresno County, CA.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (559) 443-8400.

Summary

Last Updated on 01/11/2017.

Fresno Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: The Fresno Housing Authority and the Fresno County Housing Authority cover Fresno County, CA as the Fresno Housing Authority.
The Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. The pre-application was available online only.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (559) 443-8400.

The Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) is not accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications at this time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll up above the PBV section.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (559) 443-8400.

Last Updated on 01/31/2017.


About the Fresno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Fresno Housing Authority manages 7,181 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 6,499 2 159 57 45 295 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $510 $539 $598 $597 $939 $472 $432
Monthly Cost $3,315,078 $1,078 $95,041 $34,019 $42,244 $139,278 $29,811

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fresno Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 562 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $12,653 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 23% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 14% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fresno Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Fresno Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $359 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $578. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Fresno Housing Authority

1132 W North Ave
Yosemite Village is a 182 unit low income housing apartment community in Fresno.
915 Mayor Ave
Fairview Heights Terrace is a 251 unit low income housing apartment community in Fresno.
4250 W North Ave
Cedar Courts is a 233 unit low income housing apartment community in Fresno.
912 W California Ct
Yosemite Village - Phase 2 is a 69 unit low income housing apartment community in Fresno.
2134 N Fresno St
Parc Grove Commons II is a 215 unit low income housing apartment community in Fresno.

Affordable Apartments near Fresno Housing Authority

1515 E. Jensen Ave.
Sandstone Apartments is a 69 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Fresno. Rents at Sandstone Apartments are $583-841.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Fresno.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1849 Nelson Blvd
Shadowbrook Apartments is a 193 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Selma. Rents at Shadowbrook Apartments are $597-812.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Selma.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
3665 N Pleasant Ave
Pleasant Village is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Fresno. Rents at Pleasant Village are Income Based-497.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance