City of Phoenix Housing Department
251 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

602-262-6794

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)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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23

Public Housing Projects

2307

Public Housing Units

6276

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type