Arizona Department of Housing

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Open: Yavapai County, Arizona Section 8 HCV

The Arizona Public Housing Authority (APHA) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from May 1, 2023 at 8:00 am, until May 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm MT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

Income limits can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Located (any length of time) in Yavapai County.
  • Homeless/VAWA
  • Sixty-two (62) years of age or older and/or disabled.
  • Veteran(s) of the United States military.
  • Participating in a state-funded job training program.
  • Employed for wages.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Housing website

Sources: This information was verified by the APHA notice on April 27, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Yavapai County, Arizona.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 1-866-890-0177 or 711 (for the hearing impaired).

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/01/2023.

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About Arizona Department of Housing

1110 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ | Visit Website | (602) 771-1000

Arizona Department of Housing provides affordable housing for up to 170 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Arizona Department of Housing is located in Arizona

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Arizona Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Arizona Department of Housing manages 151 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard VASH
Vouchers 86 65
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $508 $545
Monthly Cost $43,668 $35,433
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 14% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 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 $11,456 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% 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 79% 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, 23% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 37% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

11% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 8% of households with children have a female head of household. 54% of all households were headed by a female.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Arizona Department of Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 50% include at least one person with a disability. 70% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 10% with 3 or more bedrooms. 42% 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 Department of Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $290 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $999. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.

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.