About Us

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The Housing Authority of the County of Tulare provides rental assistance (how to apply) to very low and moderate-income families, seniors and the handicapped throughout the county. We offer many different programs, including the conventional public housing program, the housing choice voucher program, the farm labor program for families with farm labor income, senior housing programs, and other housing programs. We also own or manage some individual subsidized rental complexes that do not fall under the previous categories, and we have information about other affordable housing that is available in Tulare County.

All programs are handicap accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be requested from our staff, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Our Mission

To provide affordable, well-maintained rental housing to qualified low and very low-income families. Priority shall be given to working families, seniors, and the disabled. Tenant self-sufficiency and responsibility shall be encouraged. Programs shall be self-supporting to the maximum extent feasible.

Who is the Housing Authority?

The Housing Authority is a unique hybrid: a public sector agency with private sector business practices. Although we are a public agency created pursuant to federal and state laws, we operate much like a private company. Our major source of income is the rents from residents.