Affordable Housing In Tulare
Tulare County, California

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tulare

Tulare Apartments

1101 S Irwin St
Tulare, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR

Cypress Cove

1501 E Cypress Ave
Tulare, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley Oaks Apartments

351 N West St
Tulare, CA
HCV Welcome

Salvation Army Tulare Silvercrest

350 N L Street
Tulare, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

West Trail Apartments

360 N West St
Tulare, CA
HCV Welcome

Parkwood Meadows No. 2

1184 S Vetter Dr
Tulare, CA
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Court Apartments

400 S Blackstone St
Tulare, CA
HCV Welcome

Tule Vista

Tulare, CA
HCV Welcome

Westside Palm Village Apartments

900 W Pleasant Ave
Tulare, CA

Country Manor

955 N A St
Tulare, CA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Tulare

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tulare, California

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 734 affordable apartments for rent in Tulare, California. Tulare features 402 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 332 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tulare.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tulare, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 734
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 402
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.22%
Average Renter Household Size 3.34
Average Household Size 3.33
Median Household Income $46,659 ±$2,434
Median Rent $911 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.74% ± 4.78pp
Total Population 61,204

Population and Household Demographics

Tulare is a City in Tulare County, California with a population of 61,204. There are 18,295 households in the city with an average household size of 3.33 persons. 42.22% of households in Tulare are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tulare

The median gross income for households in Tulare is $46,659 a year, or $3,888 a month. The median rent for the city is $911 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tulare, a household making less than $3,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Tulare.1

Area Median Income In Tulare

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

In Tulare, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,900

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 Tulare

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 Tulare HUD Rental Assistance in Tulare

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tulare

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 7 low income apartment communities containing 327 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tulare by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Tulare

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Tulare is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Tulare

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$710 $714 $941 $1,312 $1,534