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Affordable Housing In Fresno
Fresno County, California

76 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fresno

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

Parc Grove Commons

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

Fenix Apartments

240 North Calaveras Street
Fresno, California
Studio-3 BR

Summer Park Apartments

1275 S Winery Ave
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
2-3 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

Legacy Commons

2255 S Plumas St
Fresno, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Market Rate

The Village at 9th Apartments

5158 N 9th St
Fresno, California
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Fresno

Housing Authority Programs
Fresno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Fresno County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fresno, California

There are 76 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,143 affordable apartments for rent in Fresno, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fresno, California

Fresno features 3,599 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 4,514 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 $882 and $1,078.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $691 $787 $980 $1,395 $1,621
Payment Standard Range $622 to $760 $708 to $866 $882 to $1,078 $1,256 to $1,535 $1,459 to $1,783

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fresno, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 76
Total Low Income Apartments 8,143
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,599
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 $61,700

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800