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Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation

501 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85012

Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation serves Maricopa County.

The Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation administers numerous housing programs, including tenant based rental assistance programs, shelter and services for persons with serious mental illness, permanent housing to persons with serious mental illness, permanent housing to persons with HIV/AIDS and transitional housing to homeless families. Located on Thomas Road and 5th Street. 5 blocks away from the Central and Thomas Light Rail Station.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Maricopa County, Arizona Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Website: http://azabc.org/.

Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Phone: (602) 712-9200.

Closed: Maricopa County, Arizona Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation (ABHC) Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 12 days in April 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note:

  • The Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Program provides rental assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for disabled households. Applicants of this waiting list are applying for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.
  • According to Hom, Inc., "the Mainstream program serves ALL disabled families, regardless of the type of disability. There is no preference provided to families with specific types of disabilities and the program does NOT require that applicants be homeless."
  • Hom, Inc. manages the Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Program on behalf of the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation. 

To apply, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The first 200 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the Hom, Inc. website, or call the office at (602) 265-4640.

Last Updated on 04/21/2017.

About Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation

More information about Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation can be found on its website at http://azabc.org/.

Representatives of Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation may be available by phone at (602) 712-9200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/14/2020, it is not known if Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation manages 0 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

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Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Monthly Cost

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 84 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $13,126 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 6% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 91% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 38% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

14% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 9% of households with children have a female head of household. 53% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 71% include at least one person with a disability. 100% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 97% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

64% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 9% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $584. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $138.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.