Flagstaff Housing Authority
3481 Fanning Drive
Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

928-526-0002 http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?nid=2342

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Flagstaff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015

The City of Flagstaff Housing Authority (AZ) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; there is no close date. Wait list was last opened on 3/17/2015.

Pre-applications can be obtained by picking one up from the housing authority's office or requesting to have one mailed to you, by calling 928-526-0002

Pick-up and mail applications to this address:
   3481 N Fanning Drive
   Flagstaff AZ  86004  

The Flagstaff housing authority currently accepts applications every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8:30am - 11:30pm. Families, who are pre-eligible, will be placed on the waiting list. Approximate waiting time may be 1.5-3 years or more, depending on available federal housing funds for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Preferences will be given to a limited number of homeless.

All applications received will placed on waiting list by date and time of application submission. Amount that will be placed on the waiting list is indefinite because it's based on turnover and adequate funding.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Flagstaff Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has two communities:

Siler Homes is a 2-5 bedroom community located in East Flagstaff.
Brannen Homes is a 1-4 bedroom community located in West Flagstaff.

The wait time on the waiting list is approximately 6 months - 2 years.

To apply for public housing you can visit the housing authority office to pick up an application during the hours of 8:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, located at: 3481 N. Fanning Drive, Flagstaff, AZ. An application can also be mailed to you by requesting it in writing and mailing the request to: FHA, P.O. Box 2098, Flagstaff, AZ 86003.

Once you have completed the application, it must be mailed to the above mailing address. 

This housing authority does use a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Flagstaff.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?nid=2342, or they can be reached by calling: 928-526-0002, during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Flagstaff Housing Authority operates 265 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Flagstaff Housing Authority public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 8% 1 bedroom apartments, 25% 2 bedroom apartments, 46% 3 bedroom apartments, 18% 4 bedroom apartments and 4% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Flagstaff Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 259 out of a total 265 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 2.26%.

Family Type

Of the 248 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 17 (6.85%) were elderly, 231 (93.15%) were non-elderly, 45 (18.15%) were disabled, 196 (79.03%) contained children and 179 (72.18%) 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 Flagstaff Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Flagstaff Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $351.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $191. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $207. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $415. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $334.

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 Flagstaff Housing Authority portfolio, 5% of households identified as Black, 41% identified as White, and 22% 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 Flagstaff Housing Authority properties, 164 were Extremely Low Income, 67 were Very Low Income, 24 were Low Income and 6 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Flagstaff Housing Authority properties is $15,517. Of all public housing residents, 8% have no income and 21% earn more than $25,000 while 71% 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 Flagstaff Housing Authority public housing 65% have wage income, 2% have welfare income, 28% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 88% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 261 households containing 847 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 3.2.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 79.03% of households included children. Across all household members in Flagstaff Housing Authority public houins units 18.4% are aged zero to five and 38.3% are aged 6 to 17.

4% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 39.3% 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 Flagstaff Housing Authority public housing communities. 26.05% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 11.11% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 62.84% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Flagstaff Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 265 affordable rental units. It also administers 358 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Flagstaff Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Flagstaff Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (43%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (57%) to that of all housing authorities in Arizona, Flagstaff Housing Authority 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, Flagstaff Housing Authority scored an average of 92 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 76 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arizona is 75.36.

Flagstaff Housing Authority 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.

Flagstaff Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 95. The scores for properties managed by Flagstaff Housing Authority range from a high of 96 to a low of 94.

The highest scoring property in the Flagstaff Housing Authority portfolio is Siler Homes and the lowest scoring property is Brannen Homes.

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

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/25/12 Plan
2011 4/25/11 Plan
2010 7/28/10 Plan
2007 1/7/08 Plan
2006 12/7/06 Plan
2005 10/20/05 Plan
2004 7/26/04 Plan
2003 7/8/03 Plan
2002 8/14/02 Plan
2000 7/1/00 Plan