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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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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:
Please note: To be eligible for this wait list you must meet the following qualifications:
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 Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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.
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.
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:
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.
This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Mesa, Arizona.
Last Updated on 02/14/2023.
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City of Mesa Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,771 households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
In addition, City of Mesa Housing Authority offers other programs for low and moderate income households, including:
Housing Authority Jurisdiction
Low-income housing managed by City of Mesa Housing Authority is located in Mesa, AZ.
Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.
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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|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$794||$575||$983||$1,044||$686||$737|
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.
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.
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.
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.