Fullerton, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 151 income based apartments in Fullerton where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,009 affordable apartments in Fullerton that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Fullerton, California

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Fullerton. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Fullerton.

Citrea Apartments

336. E Santa Fe Avenue
Fullerton, California
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Ventana

345 East Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, California
$1,061-1,185
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Compass Rose

436 W Valencia Dr
Fullerton, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Fullerton City Lights

224 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, California
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Affordable

Courtyard Apartments

4127 West Valencia Dr
Fullerton, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Amerige Villa Apartments

343 W Amerige Avenue
Fullerton, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Fullerton Heights Apartments

1220 East Orangethorpe Avenue
Fullerton, California
1 BR
Affordable

Casa Maria Del Rio

2200 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, California
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Harbor View Terrace Apartments

2305 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, California
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

East Fullerton Villas

2140 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, California
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Fullerton

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City Apartments
Anaheim, CA Affordable Housing programs support 52 apartment communities in Anaheim.
Santa Ana, CA Affordable Housing programs support 47 apartment communities in Santa Ana.
Irvine, CA Affordable Housing programs support 31 apartment communities in Irvine.
Orange, CA Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Orange.
Garden Grove, CA Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Garden Grove.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fullerton, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fullerton.

Fullerton, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Fullerton, California

Fullerton features 151 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 Fullerton, California

There are 1,009 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fullerton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fullerton, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fullerton landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Fullerton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fullerton, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,285 and $2,793.

2023 Fullerton, 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
Fullerton, California Fair Market Rent $1,939 $2,113 $2,539 $3,448 $4,032
Fullerton, California Payment Standard Range $1,745 to $2,133 $1,902 to $2,324 $2,285 to $2,793 $3,103 to $3,793 $3,629 to $4,435

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fullerton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,160
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.

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 $119,100

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fullerton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fullerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fullerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,450 $54,200 $61,000 $67,750 $73,200 $78,600 $84,050 $89,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fullerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,900 $86,750 $97,600 $108,400 $117,100 $125,750 $134,450 $143,100