Housing Authority of Cochise County
100 Clawson Avenue
Bisbee , Cochise County , AZ


Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

The Cochise County Housing Authority will be issuing and accepting applications for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program beginning October 1st, 2014 and continuing through October 15th, 2014. 

Applications must be completed and turned in in person or by mail by October 15th, 2014.

If you are unable to attend one of the events below you may obtain and turn in an application at 100 Clawson Ave, Bisbee, AZ.

You may also print out an application from the Cochise County Website and mail it in to PO BOX 167, Bisbee, AZ 85603.

Alternatively you may pick up, complete, and turn in an application at the following locations and times:

October 1st: 
Times: 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sierra Vista Health Department
4115 E. Foothills Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ

October 2nd:
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Benson Service Center
126 West 5th St, Benson, AZ

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
University of Arizona Conference Room 450
South Haskell Avenue, Willcox, AZ

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Cochise County administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 543 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Cochise County is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of Cochise County is among the 40% of Arizona housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Housing Authority of Cochise County scored an average of 82 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 46 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arizona is 75.36.

Housing Authority of Cochise County 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 Housing Authority of Cochise County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 9/4/12 Plan
2011 4/20/11 Plan
2010 7/29/10 Plan
2007 1/3/08 Plan
2005 10/7/05 Plan
2004 6/29/04 Plan
2002 8/20/02 Plan
2000 7/1/00 Plan


Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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