How to Apply

Is there a waiting list?

The Preliminary Waiting List for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is CLOSED

Application Process and Guidelines:

  • The waiting list will remain open for limited preferences and referral based programs only.  For more information on these preferences visit
  • When funding is available, pre-applications will be RANDOMLY selected using a LOTTERY system and preferences will be applied. Eligible applicants may receive rental subsidy assistance in either the City or County of Fresno.
  • All pre-applications accepted will be included in random draws through the end of the year and a final draw will be completed in December 2017.  Pre-applications that are not selected will be canceled.  Applicants will have an opportunity to reapply in Spring of 2018 (unless otherwise published).
What apartments are available?

Information about available apartment complexes that participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program is available at

What will rent cost with a Voucher?

Rent for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program participants is based on household income. Typically, HCV participants pay approximately 30% of their adjusted income. The balance of the rent (up to an approved amount) is paid directly to the property owner by the Fresno Housing Authority. Rent amounts are in accordance with requirements and guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Learn more about rent.

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