City of Mesa Housing Authority
City of Mesa Housing Authority is a housing authority 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 June 22nd, 2021, City of Mesa Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
City of Mesa Housing Authority serves Mesa.
Open City of Mesa Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get 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
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the 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.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Mesa, Arizona.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (480) 644-3536.
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
Mesa, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the 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.
HCV Portability Status
As of June 22nd, 2021, it is not known if City of Mesa Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 1,599 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, 2020:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||1,266 ||8 ||28 ||20 ||156 ||121 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$731 ||$501 ||$906 ||$945 ||$631 ||$685 |
||$925,428 ||$4,008 ||$25,381 ||$18,905 ||$98,411 ||$82,895 |
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.
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.