Affordable Housing In Fullerton
Orange County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fullerton

Palm Garden Apartments

400 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, California

Garnet Lane Apartments

3125 Garnet Ln
Fullerton, California

Klimpel Manor

229 E Amerige Ave
Fullerton, California

North Hills Apartments

570 Imperial Hwy
Fullerton, California

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 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,122 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 971 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 $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 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 $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Fullerton, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fullerton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,122
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 $106,700

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.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
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.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fullerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000