Application Process

The first step for those interested in affordable housing programs is to complete an online application described in detail below for an open Interest List. Once the online process is complete, and individuals have applied for our Interest List the information submitted is reviewed by staff. Selection of individuals on the Interest List is based on a number of eligibility criteria, preferences, and a lottery draw system. If selected as an applicant for a specific property or program, individuals will be automatically placed on the waitlist and notified.

Frequently, there are not sufficient units or vouchers available for the overwhelming number of individuals expressing interest. For those who are not contacted and placed on the waitlist, they remain on the Interest List until the next opportunity for housing or a final draw is completed.

The application process is described in greater detail below, and is typically grouped in two categories:

Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8)

Interest list is currently
CLOSED

 

Low-Income Public Housing
or Affordable Housing

To apply to our Interest List, please find the property or properties you are interested in on our Property Map.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Do not forget to check the box(es) if you qualify for a preference. Preferences will be applied and then applicants will be selected from the interest list by lottery. Preferences are verified. If the preference(s) cannot be verified, preference points will be removed and the pre-application may be canceled. Read more information about Preferences.
You will need to have an email address to apply. If you do not have an email address, you will need to create one before you apply.
Applicants may be notified by email.
Fresno Housing has computer labs throughout Fresno County with computer and internet access.
View list of locations.
Terms
  • Applicant means a person or family that is interested in a specific property or rental subsidy program, but is not yet a participant.
  • Interest List is a list of applicants wishing to participate in the random lottery/selection process.
  • Waitlist means you have been selected as an applicant for a specific property or rental subsidy program.
Process
  • Step 1: Sign up for an online account through the FH Online Application.
  • Step 2: Add yourself to an open Interest List.
  • Step 3: If you are selected, you will be placed on our waitlist and be notified by mail, phone or email.
  • Step 4: Complete application and provide Fresno Housing with required documents.

 

Required Documents

Applicants to provide the following documents as requested by Fresno Housing.


  • Photo ID for all adults
  • Social Security card for all household members; adults and minors
  • Birth Certificates for all minors

 

  • Photo ID for all adults
  • Social Security card for all household members; adults and minors
  • Birth Certificates for all minors

 

  • Proof of income – Pay Stubs, Court Documents for Child Support, Award Letter for TANF, SSI, Unemployment, etc.
  • Contact information for previous landlords

 

  • Proof of income – Pay Stubs, Court Documents for Child Support, Award Letter for TANF, SSI, Unemployment, etc.
  • Contact information for previous landlords

 

  • Citizenship Documentation, if applicable – Work Visa, Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Military Records, if applicable (DD214)

 

  • Citizenship Documentation, if applicable – Work Visa, Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Military Records, if applicable (DD214)

 

STILL HAVE
QUESTIONS?