Fresno Housing Authority

1331 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA, 93721
(559) 443-8400



Fresno County

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About Fresno Housing Authority

Founded more than 70 years ago, Fresno Housing Authority helps approximately 16,500 low-income families (including seniors and the disabled) afford safe, quality decent housing. Of these, approximately 12,500 families use Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly known as Section 8) to live independently in market rate rental housing owned by private landlords. Another 4,000 families reside in units owned and maintained by Fresno Housing Authority.

The agency administers numerous affordable housing and homeless programs funded primarily by HUD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition to rental assistance, the Fresno Housing Authority has helped qualified Fresno residents purchase their first homes and repair existing homes. The agency works with non-profit and for-profit developers to expand the supply of affordable housing, and also purchases and manages numerous affordable multi-family housing developments throughout the city and county. Fresno Housing Authority owns and manages housing complexes in every city in Fresno County (except Coalinga). Through the Housing Choice Voucher program, the agency provides rental housing to residents throughout the County, enabling qualified individuals and families to identify and reside in diverse housing throughout the Fresno City and County.

Fresno Housing does not control the number of vouchers available, and the number of vouchers allocated to the agency is far fewer than the number of eligible families — resulting in a waiting list for Housing Choice Vouchers. There is often also waiting lists to secure apartments at Fresno Housing Authority-owned developments. Preference is given to families and individuals such as the elderly, the disabled, veterans, and local residents, as well as those with special situations. Of those residents living in Fresno public housing, 50% are extremely low income (compared to 49% in the state); 97% are people of color (versus 38% in California); and 73% are families with children (versus 52% in California).
Looking Forward

For many years, “public housing” was stigmatized and in some cities and communities residents were ashamed of living in government-funded housing (some of which was poorly maintained). Today, public and affordable housing is often cited for its good design, concern about the use of sustainable products, and its attention to the needs of its residents. Thus, it is seen as playing an important role in revitalizing neighborhoods. No longer is it “the housing of last resort.” Indeed, housing authorities and non-profit housing developers are generally viewed as both good landlords and good neighbors.

Because Fresno Housing Authority is committed to creating a “sense of place” through its developments, it works to ensure that its properties include special features such as architectural adornment, art in its public spaces, community gardens, gathering areas, and other elements that both enhance the sites themselves, as well as the neighborhoods in which they are situated.

Fresno Housing Authority is at the forefront of building pride in its residents and participants and also setting accountability standards for itself and for the individuals and families with whom it works.
New Name, New Mission

While the public housing authority for the City of Fresno was established in 1941, five years later Fresno County created its own housing agency. Through a unique arrangement, the two housing authorities, although separate public agencies, have functioned with a single executive director and staff. Each has its own board of governors, but the two meet together. For a while they used two different names.

In 2012, the agency began to use a single name, Fresno Housing Authority (or Fresno Housing and sometimes FH), to encompass all of its operations in both the city and county of Fresno. It's a small change, but an important step toward functioning more effectively and efficiently — thereby increasing the organization's ability to increase the availability of quality housing for low income families, benefiting each and every person living in Fresno, not just those receiving assistance from the agency.

With good housing, communities are stronger, children come to school more ready to learn, and individuals can become active participants in civic life.

Fresno Housing is cautiously optimistic and strongly committed to working diligently, creatively, and intelligently within a tightly-defined regulatory structure and cognizant of economic realities. The agency understand that its core work involves advancing housing, but its underlying values (as evidenced by its mission statement) ensure that housing is about more than bricks and mortar. It is the mission statement that guides the agency's short and long term plans and operations — Creating and sustaining vibrant communities throughout Fresno County.

Additional Information

Starting at 10:00AM on May 1, 2018 and through May 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM (Local Time), the Fresno Housing Authority in California will be accepting pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) interest list. To apply, visit the official application page at http://www.fresnohousing.org/onlineapplication and complete the online application.



Mission Statement

Create and sustain vibrant communities throughout Fresno County.

Program Summary for Fresno Housing Authority

Fresno Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Fresno Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Fresno Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Fresno Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Fresno Housing Authority is located at 1331 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA, 93721 and serves the city of Fresno. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Fresno Housing Authority at, (559) 443-8400 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Fresno Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Fresno Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Fresno County, CA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Fresno County, CA:

Median Income
$0
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $20,650
  • $23,600
  • $26,550
  • $29,450
  • $31,850
  • $34,200
  • $36,550
  • $38,900
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,400
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,550
  • $38,900
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $33,000
  • $37,700
  • $42,400
  • $47,100
  • $50,900
  • $54,650
  • $58,450
  • $62,200

2017 Fair Market Rents for Fresno County, CA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Fresno County, CA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$670 $709 $887 $1258 $1470



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Housing Authority of the City of Madera Housing Authority of the City of Madera Madera CA 791 244 Open 21.65 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Kings County Housing Authority of Kings County Hanford CA 688 268 Open 29.03 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Kern Housing Authority of the County of Kern Bakersfield CA 25 68 Closed 29.87 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Tulare Housing Authority of the County of Tulare Visalia CA 2,876 710 Open 37.57 Miles Contact
Housing Authority County of Merced Housing Authority County of Merced Merced CA 2,750 415 Closed 55.07 Miles Contact
Wasco Housing Authority Wasco Housing Authority Wasco CA N/A N/A Open 82.92 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Fresno Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
2,085
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Fresno County Quick Facts

Population: 965,974
Persons Per Household: 3.18
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 25.9%
Homeownership Rate: 53.8%
Housing Units: 320,738
Yearly Income Per Person: $20,208
Median Household Income: $45,563