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City of Mesa Housing Authority

200 S Center St., Bldg 1
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona 85210

City of Mesa Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Mesa, Arizona that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Homeownership programs. As of May 28th, 2020, City of Mesa Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Escobedo at Verde Vista and La Mesita Apartments LP Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Mesa Housing Authority serves Mesa.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Escobedo at Verde Vista and La Mesita Apartments LP Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mesa, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open City of Mesa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

City of Mesa Housing Authority Website: https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/housing.

City of Mesa Housing Authority Phone: (480) 644-3536.

COVID-19 Update: Effective March 26, 2020 The housing and community development office is closed.

Open Until Further Notice: Escobedo at Verde Vista and La Mesita Apartments LP Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

A City of Mesa Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Project Based Voucher apartments at Escobedo at Verde Vista and La Mesita Apartments LP is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2020, until further notice.

This opening is for the following communities:

  • Escobedo at Verde Vista, 435 N Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • La Mesita Apartments LP, 2254 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Please note: To be eligible for this wait list you must meet the following qualifications:

  • CHRONICALLY HOMELESS per the definition: “An individual and/or family who has experienced at least two episodes of shelter living (emergency and/or transitional housing) and has a substantiated need for long term case management and supportive services.”
  • One of these: 1) Elderly family or individual, 2) Disabled family or individual, or 3) Family needing supportive services

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

    Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

    It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

    For more information, visit the CMHA website.

    Sources: This information was verified by the CMHA, as of April 14, 2020.

    Service Area

    This waiting list is for rental assistance in Mesa, Arizona.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (480) 644-3536.

    IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

    Last Updated on 04/15/2020.

    Other City of Mesa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

    Closed: Mesa, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

    How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

    The City of Mesa Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Waiting List is currently closed. It was last open for three days in October 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


    Mesa, AZ is about 15 miles east of Phoenix, AZ.


    Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.


    To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.


    This waiting list has the following preferences: Chronically homeless, live/work/hired to work in Mesa.


    Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application was received, by order of preferences.


    Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


    For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (480) 644-3536.

    Last Updated on 12/14/2016.

    About City of Mesa Housing Authority

    More information about City of Mesa Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/housing.

    Representatives of City of Mesa Housing Authority may be available by phone at (480) 644-3536. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

    Open today from 7:00am to 6:00pm MT.

    Office Hours

    Day Hours
    Monday 7:00am-6:00pm
    Tuesday 7:00am-6:00pm
    Wednesday 7:00am-6:00pm
    Thursday 7:00am-6:00pm
    Friday Closed
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    HCV Portability Status

    As of 04/16/2019, City of Mesa Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


    About the City of Mesa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Mesa Housing Authority manages 1,662 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:

    Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
    Vouchers 1,338 8 12 32 137 135
    Monthly Cost Per Voucher $670 $467 $938 $888 $608 $637
    Monthly Cost $896,834 $3,739 $11,260 $28,416 $83,300 $85,953

    Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Mesa Housing Authority

    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 12% having issued approximately 142 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 30 months on the waiting list1.

    Income Characteristics

    According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,185 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

    Heads of Household Characteristics

    2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

    41% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

    56% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 30% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

    Of all households participating in the City of Mesa Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% 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, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 23% 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 City of Mesa Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $737. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $137.



    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.