Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Visalia, CA

Discover affordable housing in Visalia where there are 14+ 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.

Highland Gardens

2423 N. Highland St, Visalia, California 93291

Sierra Meadows

1120 E Tulare Ave, Visalia, California 93292

Visalia Senior Housing II

111 E School Ave, Visalia, California 93291

Kimball Court

303 W Kimball Ave, Visalia, California 93277

Westport Village

3123 S Avocado Street, Visalia, California 93277

Goshen Village II

31114 Road 72, Visalia, California 93291

Town Meadows

115 W Murray Ave, Visalia, California 93291


1040 S Crenshaw Ct, Visalia, California 93292

Visalia Garden Villas

4901 W Crenshaw Ct, Visalia, California 93277

Court and Paradise Apartments

1526 S Court St, Visalia, California 93291

Linnell/Woodville Flh Rehabilitation

1436-3 N Mariposa Avenue, Visalia, California

Fairview Village

Highland Lark N Willis, Visalia, California 93291


Liberty Ct, Visalia, California 93292

Self - Help Enterprises

30940 Road 72, Visalia, California 93291

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Visalia, California
$8.60 (+54%) more than California minimum wage and $17.35 (+239%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Visalia, California Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Visalia, 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 Visalia, California.

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

How many renters live in Visalia, California?

The City of Visalia has 143,965 people living in 46,975 households.

There are 53,867 renters living in 18,232 renter households in this City. Renters make up 37.42 percent of the population living in Visalia.

What is the rental market like in Visalia, California?

There are an estimated 47,804 housing units in the Visalia area. Of these, 19,108 units are rental homes, making up 40 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Visalia, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Visalia?

The rental vacancy rate in Visalia 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 Visalia for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Visalia
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
500 1,720 7,807 6,363 1,803
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Visalia

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

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 31 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 Visalia

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 Visalia, California

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

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 168 34 percent
One BR 972 57 percent
Two BR 4,522 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Visalia, California

How many affordable rental units are in Visalia?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 291
Public Housing 178
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 100
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 101
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Visalia, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Visalia, California

Visalia features 766 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 Visalia, California

There are 315 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Visalia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Visalia, California

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

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.