Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Fortuna, CA

Discover affordable housing in Fortuna where there are 10+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Yarrow Village

2080 Stockton Court, Fortuna, California 95540

The Meadows Senior Housing

2065 David Way, Fortuna, California 95540

Church Hill Townhomes

2601 School St, Fortuna, California 95540

Newburg Retirement Center

2321 Newburg Rd, Fortuna, California 95540

Mountain View Village Apartments

2130 Smith Ln, Fortuna, California 95540

Fortuna Family Apartments

2040 Stockton Ct, Fortuna, California 95540

Fortuna Family Apartments

Rohnerville RD, Fortuna, California 95540

Woodcreek Apts

2296 Redwood Way, Fortuna, California

Redwood Court

2042 Jenny Ln, Fortuna, California 95540

Redwood Court Apartments

2030 Jenny Ln, Fortuna, California 95540

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Fortuna, California
$9.61 (+60%) more than California minimum wage and $18.36 (+253%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Fortuna, 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Fortuna, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Fortuna, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fortuna.

How many renters live in Fortuna, California?

The City of Fortuna has 12,527 people living in 4,955 households.

There are 5,025 renters living in 2,144 renter households in this City. Renters make up 40.11 percent of the population living in Fortuna.

What is the rental market like in Fortuna, California?

There are an estimated 5,300 housing units in the Fortuna area. Of these, 2,151 units are rental homes, making up 41 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Fortuna, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Fortuna?

The rental vacancy rate in Fortuna is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Fortuna for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fortuna
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
62 543 923 467 126
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fortuna

A large number of apartments in Fortuna have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Fortuna are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 53 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 29 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Fortuna

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $950 to $2,294. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $950
One BR $1,032
Two BR $1,352
Three BR $1,905
Four BR $2,294
2024 Fair Market Rents in Fortuna, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Fortuna?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 57 92 percent
One BR 423 78 percent
Two BR 625 68 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Fortuna, California

How many affordable rental units are in Fortuna?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Fortuna, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 118
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 77
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 171
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Fortuna, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Fortuna, California

Fortuna features 201 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 Fortuna, California

There are 163 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fortuna.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fortuna, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fortuna landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fortuna.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fortuna, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,217 and $1,487.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.