The Fresno Housing Authority is a public agency, established through federal and state legislation, that helps more than 18,000 low- and moderate-income households (including families, singles, seniors and the disabled) afford safe, quality housing. In its effort to create and sustain engaged communities, Fresno Housing Authority administers a wide range of affordable housing and homeless programs and resources. These programs are funded by the U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the State of California. Additional support is provided by Fresno County and local social service agencies and organizations.
Programs managed by the Fresno Housing Authority involve:
- Building, purchasing, and managing quality affordable housing
- Maintaining programs to assist homeless individuals and families
- Partnering with nonprofit and for-profit developers to expand the supply of affordable, multi-family housing developments throughout the city and county
- Offering an array of options for residents of the city and county of Fresno (who meet eligibility requirements), including rental assistance through Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and low-income public and affordable housing for individuals and families (including veterans, farm laborers, migrants, seniors, and those in need of permanent supportive housing)
- Assisting first-time home buyers and those in need of housing counseling services
- Engaging and supporting low-income people to meet their economic and educational goals, encouraging the acquisition of tools to achieve self-sufficiency.