Affordable Housing In Fresno
Fresno County, California

82 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fresno

Parc Grove Commons

2674 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Geneva Village Apartments

1550 E Church Ave
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Sandstone Apartments

1515 E. Jensen Ave
Fresno, California
2-4 BR

Pleasant Village

3665 N Pleasant Avenue
Fresno, California
Income Based-497
1-4 BR

Canyon Crest Family Apartments

3033 East Platt Avenue
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Casa Velasco Apartments

4050 N Fruit Ave
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Fenix Apartments

240 North Calaveras Street
Fresno, California
Studio-3 BR

Millbrook Park Apartments

7077 N Millbrook Avenue
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

541 South Tower

541 North Fulton Street
Fresno, California
1-2 BR

Mono Hilltop Senior Apartments

750 Mono St
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

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

Housing Authority Programs
Fresno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Fresno County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fresno, California

There are 82 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,427 affordable apartments for rent in Fresno, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fresno, California

Fresno features 3,544 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 Fresno, California

There are 4,853 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fresno.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fresno, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fresno landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fresno.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fresno, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,023 and $1,251.

2022 Fresno, 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
Fresno, California Fair Market Rent $899 $904 $1,137 $1,607 $1,847
Fresno, California Payment Standard Range $809 to $989 $814 to $994 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,446 to $1,768 $1,662 to $2,032

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fresno, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 82
Total Low Income Apartments 8,427
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,544
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.06%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Average Household Size 3.10
Median Household Income $41,531 ±$723
Median Rent $893 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.69% ± 1.44pp
Total Population 510,451

Population and Household Demographics

Fresno is a city in Fresno County, California with a population of 510,451. There are 161,914 households in the city with an average household size of 3.10 persons. 53.06% of households in Fresno are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fresno

The median gross income for households in Fresno is $41,531 a year, or $3,461 a month. The median rent for the city is $893 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fresno, a household making less than $2,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Fresno.

Area Median Income In Fresno

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 Fresno, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fresno County.

In Fresno, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Fresno

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 Fresno

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fresno AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,650 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fresno AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fresno AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600