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

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

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

The City of Phoenix Housing Department (CPHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


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 Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The City of Phoenix Housing Department is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing department has 8 communities located throughout the City of Phoenix:

Fillmore Gardens is dedicated to elderly and disabled individuals, utilities are included.
802 N. 22nd Place, Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-495-5701
Download the application here to print and complete.

Pine Tower
2936 N. 36th St., Phoenix AZ 85018
602-495-5701
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Sunnyslope Manor is dedicated to elderly individuals and includes utilities.
205 E. Ruth Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020
602-495-5701
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Maryvale Parkway Terrace is dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, and has utilities included.
4545 N. Maryvale Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85031
602-495-5701
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Washington Manor is dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, and has utilities included.
1123 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-495-5701
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Foothills Village is a family community with 1-4 bedrooms.
920 W. Alta Vista, Phoenix, AZ 85041
602-262-4695
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Luke Krohn is a family community with 1-5 bedrooms.
1940 1/2 E. Villa St., Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-534-5060
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Scattered Sites are single family homes, located throughout the City of Phoenix.
Please note: the 2 bedroom waiting list is currently closed.
9856 N. 19th Dr., Phoenix, A 85021
602-495-0467
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To apply for public housing an application can be completed online by following this link. You may also download, print and complete an application by following the links above.

Once your online application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number. Please print it out or write it down for future reference. All paper applications must be hand delivered to the community you want to reside at. The addresses are listed above.

More information can be found on the housing department website at https://www.phoenix.gov/housing, or they can be reached by calling: 602-262-6794, during normal office hours, they can also be reached by email: housing@phoenix.gov.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

City of Phoenix Housing Department operates 2,377 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of City of Phoenix Housing Department public housing units range from studio apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 5% studio apartments, 34% 1 bedroom apartments, 25% 2 bedroom apartments, 29% 3 bedroom apartments, 7% 4 bedroom apartments and 1% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of City of Phoenix Housing Department’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 2,252 out of a total 2,377 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 5.26%.

Family Type

Of the 2,030 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 363 (17.88%) were elderly, 1,667 (82.12%) were non-elderly, 772 (38.03%) were disabled, 1,125 (55.42%) contained children and 1,018 (50.15%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in City of Phoenix Housing Department's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for City of Phoenix Housing Department’s public housing developments is $304.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $205. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $197. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $394. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $178.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the City of Phoenix Housing Department portfolio, 27% of households identified as Black, 68% identified as White, and 53% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in City of Phoenix Housing Department properties, 1,683 were Extremely Low Income, 412 were Very Low Income, 124 were Low Income and 14 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in City of Phoenix Housing Department properties is $12,545. Of all public housing residents, 3% have no income and 12% earn more than $25,000 while 85% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in City of Phoenix Housing Department public housing 40% have wage income, 53% have welfare income, 50% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 25% have other income and 1% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 2,252 households containing 5,704 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.5.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 55.42% of households included children. Across all household members in City of Phoenix Housing Department public houins units 14.9% are aged zero to five and 33.1% are aged 6 to 17.

11.3% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 40.7% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for City of Phoenix Housing Department public housing communities. 28.46% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 17.14% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 54.4% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

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)

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, as of the last set of publicly available data, 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)

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