Affordable Housing In Visalia
Tulare County, California

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Visalia

Kimball Court

303 W Kimball Ave
Visalia, CA
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1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Westport Village

3123 S Avocado Street
Visalia, CA
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2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Visalia Garden Villas

4901 W Crenshaw Ct
Visalia, CA
62+
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Visalia Senior Housing II

111 E School Ave
Visalia, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sierra Meadows

1120 E Tulare Ave
Visalia, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Town Meadows

115 W Murray Ave
Visalia, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Goshen Village II

31114 Road 72
Visalia, CA
HCV Welcome

Self - Help Enterprises

30940 Road 72
Visalia, CA
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Visalia

1040 S Crenshaw Ct
Visalia, CA

Fairview Village

Highland Lark N Willis
Visalia, CA
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Housing Authorities that serve Visalia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Visalia, California

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 740 affordable apartments for rent in Visalia, California. Visalia features 402 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 338 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Visalia.

Visalia, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 740
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 402
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.73%
Average Renter Household Size 3.19
Average Household Size 3.03
Median Household Income $52,157 ±$2,170
Median Rent $950 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.9% ± 4.08pp
Total Population 127,842

Population and Household Demographics

Visalia is a City in Tulare County, California with a population of 127,842. There are 41,730 households in the city with an average household size of 3.03 persons. 40.73% of households in Visalia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Visalia

The median gross income for households in Visalia is $52,157 a year, or $4,346 a month. The median rent for the city is $950 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Visalia, a household making less than $3,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Visalia.1

Area Median Income In Visalia

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

In Visalia, 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 Visalia

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 Visalia HUD Rental Assistance in Visalia

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 Visalia

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, 8 low income apartment communities containing 335 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Visalia 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 Visalia

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 Visalia 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 Visalia

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