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Affordable Housing In Fontana
San Bernardino County, California

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fontana

Ceres Way Apartments

16424 Ceres Ave
Fontana, California

Multi - Family Rehab New Construction

16160 Whittram Ct
Fontana, California

Paseo Verde II Family Apartments

10050 Juniper Ave
Fontana, California

Whittram Court Multifamily Rehab

16170 Whittram Ct
Fontana, California

16966, 16976 Reed Street Housing Project

16976 Reed St
Fontana, California

Fontana Senior Apartments

8684 Sierra Ave
Fontana, California

Chdo - Hpi - Redwood Terrace

Foothill and Redwood
Fontana, California

Senior Affordable Housing Project Ph. II

Sierra And Ceres Aves
Fontana, California

Housing Authorities that serve Fontana

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 $1,251 and $1,529.

2021 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 $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Fontana, California Payment Standard Range $860 to $1,051 $995 to $1,217 $1,251 to $1,529 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,132 to $2,606

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 $77,500

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.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fontana AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450