Affordable Housing In Fullerton
Orange County, California

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fullerton

Ventana

345 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA
$1,061-1,185
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Fullerton City Lights

224 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Accepts Vouchers

Courtyard Apartments

4127 W Valencia Dr
Fullerton, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Amerige Villa Apartments

343 W Amerige Avenue
Fullerton, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Fullerton Heights Apartments

1220 E. Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Casa Maria Del Rio

2200 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, CA
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Harbor View Terrace Apartments

2305 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

East Fullerton Villas

2140 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Richman Park Village II

436 W Valencia Dr
Fullerton, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Palm Garden Apartments

400 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Fullerton

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fullerton, California

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,067 affordable apartments for rent in Fullerton, California. Fullerton features 151 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 916 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fullerton.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fullerton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 1,067
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 151
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.49%
Average Renter Household Size 3.07
Average Household Size 3.01
Median Household Income $65,974 ±$2,306
Median Rent $1,348 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.37% ± 3.02pp
Total Population 138,976

Population and Household Demographics

Fullerton is a City in Orange County, California with a population of 138,976. There are 45,031 households in the city with an average household size of 3.01 persons. 47.49% of households in Fullerton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fullerton

The median gross income for households in Fullerton is $65,974 a year, or $5,498 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,348 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fullerton, a household making less than $4,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Fullerton.1

Area Median Income In Fullerton

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 Fullerton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Fullerton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,900

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 Fullerton

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 Fullerton HUD Rental Assistance in Fullerton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,950 $28,500 $32,050 $35,600 $38,450 $41,300 $44,150 $47,000
50% of Median $41,550 $47,500 $53,450 $59,350 $64,100 $68,850 $73,600 $78,350
80% of Median $66,500 $76,000 $85,500 $94,950 $102,550 $110,150 $117,750 $125,350
Fair Market Rents in Fullerton

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,563 $1,785 $2,216 $3,098 $3,578