Affordable Housing In Fresno
Fresno County, California

74 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fresno

Sandstone Apartments

1515 E. Jensen Ave
Fresno, CA
$583-841
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pleasant Village

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

Parc Grove Commons

2674 E Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Summer Park Apartments

1275 S Winery Ave
Fresno, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Millbrook Park Apartments

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

The Village at 9th Apartments

5158 N 9th St
Fresno, CA
$624-848
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Geneva Village Apartments

1550 E. Church Ave
Fresno, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Park West Apartments

2407 West Alamos Avenue
Fresno, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Martin Luther King Square Apartments

816 East Florence Avenue Fresno
Fresno, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Village at Shaw Apartments

4885 North Recreation Ave
Fresno, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 74 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 8,034 affordable apartments for rent in Fresno. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,535 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Fresno, HUD housing programs support 1,983 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 4,469 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Fresno, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 74
Total Low Income Apartments 8,034
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,535
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.06%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Total Population 510,451
Housing Units 161,914
Average Household Size 3.10
Median Household Income $41,531 ±$723
Median Rent $893 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.69% ± 1.44pp

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.1

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 $57,300

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 Fresno 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 $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Fresno

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 48 low income apartment communities containing 4,887 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Fresno by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Fresno

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Fresno is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Fresno

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$668 $769 $956 $1,364 $1,584