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Affordable Housing In Fullerton
Orange County, California

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fullerton

Ventana

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

Fullerton City Lights

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

Courtyard Apartments

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

Amerige Villa Apartments

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

Fullerton Heights Apartments

1220 East Orangethorpe Avenue
Fullerton, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Casa Maria Del Rio

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

Harbor View Terrace Apartments

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

East Fullerton Villas

2140 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, California
Accepts Vouchers

Richman Park Village II

436 W Valencia Dr
Fullerton, California
Accepts Vouchers

Palm Garden Apartments

400 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, California
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.

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 916 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 $1,994 and $2,438.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,563 $1,785 $2,216 $3,098 $3,578
Payment Standard Range $1,407 to $1,719 $1,607 to $1,964 $1,994 to $2,438 $2,788 to $3,408 $3,220 to $3,936

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.

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 $103,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
50% of Median $44,850 $51,250 $57,650 $64,050 $69,200 $74,300 $79,450 $84,550
80% of Median $71,750 $82,000 $92,250 $102,450 $110,650 $118,850 $127,050 $135,250