Affordable Housing In Fontana
San Bernardino County, California

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fontana

Rosena Fountains Apartments

9451 Olive St
Fontana, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Marygold Gardens Apartments

17215 Marygold Ave
Fontana, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Siena Apartments

7833 Juniper Avenue
Fontana, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Loveland Sonrise Senior Apartments

7222 Sierra Ave
Fontana, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dino Papavero Senior Centre

16707 Marygold Ave
Fontana, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Citrus Grove

8845 Citrus Ave
Fontana, California

The Fountains at Sierra

16946 Ceres Ave
Fontana, California

The Gardens at Sierra

16838 Ceres Ave
Fontana, California

Ceres Avenue Apartments

16254 Ceres Ave
Fontana, California

Terrace View Apartments Gap Financing

8015 Citrus Ave
Fontana, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fontana, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fontana, California

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fontana, California

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,132 affordable apartments for rent in Fontana, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fontana, California

Fontana features 362 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Fontana, California

There are 770 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fontana.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fontana, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fontana landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Fontana.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fontana, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,358 and $1,660.

2022 Fontana, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fontana, California Fair Market Rent $1,062 $1,202 $1,509 $2,065 $2,542
Fontana, California Payment Standard Range $956 to $1,168 $1,082 to $1,322 $1,358 to $1,660 $1,859 to $2,272 $2,288 to $2,796

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fontana, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,132
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.08%
Average Renter Household Size 4.07
Average Household Size 4.06
Median Household Income $64,824 ±$2,107
Median Rent $1,141 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.78% ± 3.1pp
Total Population 203,677

Population and Household Demographics

Fontana is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 203,677. There are 49,975 households in the city with an average household size of 4.06 persons. 36.08% of households in Fontana are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fontana

The median gross income for households in Fontana is $64,824 a year, or $5,402 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,141 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fontana, a household making less than $3,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Fontana.

Area Median Income In Fontana

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Fontana, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Fontana, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Fontana

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Fontana

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fontana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,500 $21,150 $23,800 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fontana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $44,000 $47,550 $51,050 $54,600 $58,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fontana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,300 $56,350 $63,400 $70,400 $76,050 $81,700 $87,300 $92,950