Fresno Housing Authority

1331 Fulton Street
Fresno, Fresno County, California 93721

Fresno Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Fresno, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Fresno Housing Authority serves Fresno County.

The Fresno Housing Authority and the Fresno County Housing Authority serve Fresno County together as the Fresno Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Fresno City and County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Fresno Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fresno City and County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in June, 2019. Before that, it was open for two weeks in June, 2018, in June, 2017 and in July, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: There were separate waiting lists for the City and County of Fresno, and households were able to submit an application for both waiting lists.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Elderly,  Disabled, or Veterans.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Last Updated on 08/05/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from January until April, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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

Last Updated on 11/29/2018.

About Fresno Housing Authority

More information about Fresno Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.fresnohousing.org/. Representatives of Fresno Housing Authority may be available by phone at (559) 443-8400. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling 559-443-8400 ext. 5605.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/23/2018, Fresno Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday :00am-:00am

About the Fresno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fresno Housing Authority manages 6,923 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 6,201 2 196 59 36 315 71
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $547 $648 $627 $558 $905 $450 $474
Monthly Cost $3,392,257 $1,296 $122,954 $32,947 $32,572 $141,619 $33,661

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

Pacific Gardens Apartments

5161 E Kings Canyon Rd
Fresno, CA
HCV Welcome

Apartment Communities managed by Fresno Housing Authority