Affordable Housing In Fresno County
California

167 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fresno County

Pleasant Valley Pines Apartments

141 S Third St
Coalinga, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sandstone Apartments

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

Shadowbrook Apartments

1849 Nelson Blvd
Selma, CA
$597-812
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pleasant Village

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

Orchard Village Apartments

1555 South Ave
Orange Cove, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Park Kingsburg Apartments

333 Kern Street
Kingsburg, CA
$538
1 BR

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

Unity Estates Apartments

1410 J Street
Sanger, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

There are 167 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 14,004 affordable apartments for rent in Fresno County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 5,300 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Fresno County, HUD housing programs support 2,517 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 8,507 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Fresno County

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 County, California

Fresno County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 167
Total Low Income Apartments 14,004
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 5,300
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.19%
Average Renter Household Size 3.27
Total Population 956,749
Housing Units 296,305
Average Household Size 3.17
Median Household Income $45,233 ±$692
Median Rent $886 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.03% ± 1.12pp

Population and Household Demographics

Fresno County is a County in California with a population of 956,749. There are 296,305 households in the county with an average household size of 3.17 persons. 47.19% of households in Fresno County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fresno County

The median gross income for households in Fresno County is $45,233 a year, or $3,769 a month. The median rent for the county is $886 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fresno County, a household making less than $2,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Fresno County.1

Area Median Income In Fresno County

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.

In Fresno County, 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 County

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 County HUD Rental Assistance in Fresno County

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 County

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, 111 low income apartment communities containing 9,104 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Fresno County 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 County

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 County 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 County

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

Cities In Fresno County

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City Listings Served By
Fresno 74 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fresno are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Mendota 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendota are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Huron 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huron are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Selma 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Selma are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Reedley 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reedley are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Firebaugh 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Firebaugh are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Fowler 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fowler are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
San Joaquin 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Joaquin are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Kingsburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kingsburg are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Parlier 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parlier are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Sanger 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sanger are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Kerman 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kerman are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Clovis 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clovis are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Orange Cove 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orange Cove are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Coalinga 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coalinga are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Del Rey 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Del Rey are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Riverdale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverdale are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Auberry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Auberry are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Big Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Creek are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Biola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Biola are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Bowles 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bowles are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Calwa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Calwa are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Cantua Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cantua Creek are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Caruthers 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caruthers are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Centerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Centerville are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Easton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Easton are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Fort Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Washington are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Friant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Friant are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Lanare 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lanare are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Laton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laton are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Malaga 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Malaga are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Mayfair 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mayfair are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Minkler 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minkler are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Monmouth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monmouth are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Old Fig Garden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Old Fig Garden are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Raisin City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Raisin City are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Shaver Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shaver Lake are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Squaw Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Squaw Valley are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Sunnyside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunnyside are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Tarpey Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tarpey Village are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Three Rocks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Three Rocks are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
Tranquillity 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tranquillity are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.
West Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Park are the Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Housing Authority.