Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Fullerton, CA

Discover affordable housing in Fullerton where there are 15+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Fullerton City Lights

224 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

bed Studio
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Harbor View Terrace Apartments

2305 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, California 92835

Casa Maria Del Rio

2200 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, California 92831


345 East Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832

bed 1-2
payment $1061-1185/mo.

Fullerton Heights Apartments

1220 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, California 92831

bed 1-3

Courtyard Apartments

4127 West Valencia Dr, Fullerton, California 92833

bed 2-4

Highland Meadows Apartments

1560 S Highland Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

bed Studio
payment $1800/mo.

Palm Garden Apartments

400 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

East Fullerton Villas

2140 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, California 92831

Klimpel Manor

229 E Amerige Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

Compass Rose

411 W. West Ave., Fullerton, California 92832

bed 1-3

Citrea Apartments

336. E Santa Fe Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832

bed Studio-3

Amerige Villa Apartments

343 W Amerige Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832

bed 1

North Hills Apartments

570 Imperial Hwy, Fullerton, California 92835

Garnet Lane Apartments

3125 Garnet Ln, Fullerton, California 92831

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Fullerton, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Fullerton, California
$36.71 (+229%) more than California minimum wage and $45.46 (+627%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Fullerton, California Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Fullerton, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fullerton.

How many renters live in Fullerton, California?

The City of Fullerton has 140,552 people living in 49,041 households.

There are 69,290 renters living in 25,009 renter households in this City. Renters make up 49.3 percent of the population living in Fullerton.

What is the rental market like in Fullerton, California?

There are an estimated 49,146 housing units in the Fullerton area. Of these, 23,905 units are rental homes, making up 49 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Fullerton, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Fullerton?

The rental vacancy rate in Fullerton is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Fullerton for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fullerton
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,275 6,259 8,654 3,644 1,643
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fullerton

A large number of apartments in Fullerton have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Fullerton are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 55 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 29 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Fullerton

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $2,200 to $4,467. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $2,200
One BR $2,344
Two BR $2,783
Three BR $3,769
Four BR $4,467
2024 Fair Market Rents in Fullerton, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Fullerton?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 638 28 percent
One BR 1,579 25 percent
Two BR 827 10 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Fullerton, California

How many affordable rental units are in Fullerton?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Fullerton, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 961
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 101
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 48
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Fullerton, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 970 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 $2,505 and $3,061.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.