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

602-262-6794

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The City of Phoenix Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.


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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. 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

City of Phoenix Housing Department manages 12 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 84. The scores for properties managed by City of Phoenix Housing Department range from a high of 98 to a low of 63.

The highest scoring property in the City of Phoenix Housing Department portfolio is McCarty On Monroe and the lowest scoring property is Marcos De Niza.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by City of Phoenix Housing Department have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. City of Phoenix Housing Department owns and manages 2307 public housing units in 23 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for City of Phoenix Housing Department is $276.00 compared to the state average of $295.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Arizona ranges from a low of $232.00 to a high of $356.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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

Affordable Apartments in Phoenix from ApartmentSmart



Casa Madrid
1 - 3 BR

23

Public Housing Projects

2,307

Public Housing Units

6,276

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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