McDowell East Apartments
2433 E Mcdowell Road
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85008

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Funding Programs

Mcdowell East Apartments was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Mcdowell East Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 75 of the 76 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 99% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on July 01, 2008 and the contract expires on June 30, 2028. The Section 8 contract rent is 93.9% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $735.00 for One Bedroom, $914.00 for Two Bedroom, and $1,332.00 for Three Bedroom.

19% of Arizona properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Mcdowell East Apartments is an affordable apartment community located in Phoenix, Arizona which is located in Maricopa County. The property is located in Arizona's 6th Congressional District served by Representative David Schweikert (R), Senator John McCain (R) and Senator Jeff Flake (R).

Mcdowell East Apartments is an apartment community containing 75 rental units. The property contains 137 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Mcdowell East Apartments is home to not more than 260 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Mcdowell East Apartments provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Phoenix, AZ by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Mcdowell East Apartments contains a mix of 75 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 28 One Bedroom, 32 Two Bedroom, and 15 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 37% One Bedroom, 43% Two Bedroom, and 20% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Mcdowell East Apartments is 1.8.

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