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Affordable Housing In Porterville
Tulare County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Porterville

Mountain View

870 North Plano Street
Porterville, California
2-4 BR

Newcomb Court

707 North Newcomb Street
Porterville, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Santa Fe Plaza

250 N 3rd St
Porterville, California
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sequoia Village at Rivers Edge

424 S E St
Porterville, California
Family & Senior

Villa Siena Apartments

200 N E St
Porterville, California

La Serena Apartments

290 N 4th St
Porterville, California

Tulare Group

45 Salisbury St
Porterville, California

Villa Robles Apartments ( Aka Jaye Family Apartments )

450 W Springville Dr
Porterville, California

Porterville Family Apartments

93 E Date Ave
Porterville, California


250 N Main St
Porterville, California

Housing Authorities that serve Porterville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Tulare County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Porterville, California

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,287 affordable apartments for rent in Porterville, California.

Income Based Apartments in Porterville, California

Porterville features 344 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 Porterville, California

There are 943 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Porterville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Porterville, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Porterville landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Porterville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Porterville, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $847 and $1,035.

2020 Porterville, 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 $710 $714 $941 $1,312 $1,534
Payment Standard Range $639 to $781 $643 to $785 $847 to $1,035 $1,181 to $1,443 $1,381 to $1,687

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Porterville, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,287
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 344
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.61%
Average Renter Household Size 3.38
Average Household Size 3.41
Median Household Income $38,456 ±$2,331
Median Rent $808 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.72% ± 5.17pp
Total Population 55,218

Population and Household Demographics

Porterville is a city in Tulare County, California with a population of 55,218. There are 15,821 households in the city with an average household size of 3.41 persons. 44.61% of households in Porterville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Porterville

The median gross income for households in Porterville is $38,456 a year, or $3,205 a month. The median rent for the city is $808 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Porterville, a household making less than $2,693 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Porterville.

Area Median Income In Porterville

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 Porterville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tulare County.

In Porterville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,900

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 Porterville

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 Porterville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800