Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Tulare County, CA

Discover affordable housing in Tulare County where there are 122+ 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.

Tulare Apartments

1101 S Irwin St, Tulare, California 93274

Grace and Laughter Apartments

1051 N Eaton Avenue, Dinuba, California 93618

El Monte West Apartments

999 W El Monte Way, Dinuba, California 93618

Tipton Terrace Apartments

584 N Thompson Rd #35, Tipton, California 93272

Exeter Apartments

855 W Visalia Road, Exeter, California 93221

Woodlake Garden Apartments

705 W Sequoia Ave, Woodlake, California 93286

Woodlake Apartments

551 N Cypress St, Woodlake, California 93286

Lindsay Apartments

115 Locke Avenue, Lindsay, California 93247

Evergreen Apartments

65 Salisbury St, Porterville, California 93257

Bardsley Gardens

1150 S Laspina St, Tulare, California 93274

Alder Apartments

45 Salisbury St, Porterville, California 93257

Bravo Terrace

448 West Ropes Ave, Woodlake, California 93286

Sequoia Commons

31161 Florence Ave, Goshen, California 93227

Nupchi Xo'oy

648 W. Mulberry Ave., Porterville, California 93257

Washington Plaza She - Cef1

170 N Church Rd, Earlimart, California 93219

Sequoia Village at Rivers Edge

424 S E St, Porterville, California 93257

Villa Siena Apartments

200 N E St, Porterville, California 93257

Westside Palm Village Apartments

900 W Pleasant Ave, Tulare, California 93274

Parkwood Manor

414-498 West Meadow, Tulare, California 93274

Delta Vista Manor

701 Ash Ave, Lindsay, California 93247

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Tulare County, California
$8.60 (+54%) more than California minimum wage and $17.35 (+239%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Tulare County, 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), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Tulare County, California.

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

How many renters live in Tulare County, California?

The County of Tulare County has 477,544 people living in 143,129 households.

There are 195,551 renters living in 59,420 renter households in this County. Renters make up 40.95 percent of the population living in Tulare County.

What is the rental market like in Tulare County, California?

There are an estimated 154,181 housing units in the Tulare County area. Of these, 62,506 units are rental homes, making up 41 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Tulare County, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Tulare County?

The rental vacancy rate in Tulare County is 4 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 Tulare County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Tulare County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,587 6,055 22,276 23,303 5,515
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Tulare County

A large number of apartments in Tulare County 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 Tulare County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 50 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 28 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 Tulare County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $977 to $2,065. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $977
One BR $989
Two BR $1,299
Three BR $1,809
Four BR $2,065
2024 Fair Market Rents in Tulare County, California

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

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 493 31 percent
One BR 4,119 68 percent
Two BR 13,738 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Tulare County, California

How many affordable rental units are in Tulare County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 4,613
Public Housing 710
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 447
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 160
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 1,831
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 611
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Tulare County, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Tulare County, California

Tulare County features 3,609 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 Tulare County, California

There are 3,197 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tulare County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tulare County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tulare County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Tulare County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tulare County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,169 and $1,429.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.