City of Phoenix Housing Department
251 W Washington Street, 4th Floor
Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ

602-262-6794 http://phoenix.gov/housing/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Phoenix Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 29th, 2016.

The City of Phoenix Housing Department (CPHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 12 days in August 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Once the application has been completed, it was recommended to print a copy of your application as a receipt.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Referred by law enforcement agency for witness protection or other safety concerns; displaced by city action; referred by various community organizations or divisions of local government which are under Memorandum of Understanding, Memorandum of Agreement, or Contract in accordance with program regulation; live, work or have been hired to work in Phoenix; working families. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the public notice here.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the CPHD website, or call the office at (602) 262-6794.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Phoenix Housing Department Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 13th, 2016.

The City of Phoenix Housing Department (CPHD) is currently accepting Public Housing and Scattered Site waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The CPHD offers four Public Housing communities for families, five Public Housing communities for senior/disabled households, and more than 400 Scattered Site properties.

The Fillmore Gardens waiting list for senior/disabled households is currently open for 1 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Maryvale Parkway Terrace waiting list for senior/disabled households is currently open for 1 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Sunnyslope Manor waiting list for senior households is currently open for 1 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Washington Manor waiting list for senior/disabled households is currently open for 1 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Pine Tower waiting list for senior/disabled households is currently open for studios and 1 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Pine Tower waiting list for senior/disabled households is currently open for studios and 1 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Luke Krohn waiting list for families is currently open for 1-5 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Sidney P. Osborn waiting list for families is currently open for 1-5 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
The Scattered Sites waiting list is currently open for 3-5 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the community you want to reside at. The address of each community can be found here.

Please note: Once your online pre-application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please print it out or write it down for future reference.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Persons placed on the waiting list can update their application information with this form. Once the form has been completed, it must be returned to the property where you have applied.

For more information, visit the CPHD website, or call the office at (602) 262-6794 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Phoenix Housing Department administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 23 projects which contain 2,307 affordable rental units. It also administers 6,276 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Phoenix Housing Department is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of City of Phoenix Housing Department between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in Arizona, City of Phoenix Housing Department has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Arizona.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, City of Phoenix Housing Department scored an average of 82 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 46 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arizona is 75.36.

City of Phoenix Housing Department has an average score that is more than the average Arizona housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for City of Phoenix Housing Department.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/4/12 Plan
2011 6/14/11 Plan
2010 7/1/10 Plan
2007 6/21/07 Plan
2007 6/21/07 Plan
2006 6/6/06 Plan
2005 6/20/05 Plan
2004 6/25/04 Plan
2002 7/12/02 Plan
2001 5/31/01 Plan
2000 7/1/00 Plan