City of Mesa Housing Authority

200 South Center Street, Mesa, AZ

There is one waiting list open now offered by City of Mesa Housing Authority.

City of Mesa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Escobedo at Verde Vista and La Mesita Apartments LP Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mesa, Arizona Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

City of Mesa Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Homeownership programs in Mesa.

Go to the Arizona Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Arizona Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Escobedo at Verde Vista and La Mesita Apartments LP Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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 Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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 03/24/2022.

    Closed: Mesa, Arizona Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

    The City of Mesa Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed

    The CMHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 17, 2022, until August 30, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

    This waiting list had the following preferences:

    • Chronically Homeless
    • Current resident of Mesa or a person who is currently working or hired to work in the City of Mesa.

    4,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

    For more information, visit the CMHA website.

    Sources: This information was verified by the CMHA public notice on July 26, 2022.

    Service Area

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

    Last Updated on 08/30/2022.

    About City of Mesa Housing Authority

    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

    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 1,554 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

    Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
    Vouchers 1,248 5 23 17 150 111
    Monthly Cost Per Voucher $794 $575 $983 $1,044 $686 $737
    Monthly Cost $991,413 $2,876 $22,610 $17,743 $102,921 $81,835
    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.

    Low Income Housing Managed by City of Mesa Housing Authority

    La Mesita Apartments Phase 3

    2245 W. Ella St
    Mesa, Arizona
    Call For Rent
    Studio-2 BR
    Affordable

    Escobedo at Verde Vista

    450 N HIBBERT
    Mesa, Arizona
    Call For Rent
    1-3 BR