City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development

310 N. Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85745

City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development serves Tucson.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Closed
City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Public Housing Closed

Other City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

During 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 Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Website: http://www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/.

City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Phone: (520) 791-4171.

Closed: City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development (CTDHCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from July 2015 until January 2017; and before that in January 2014. 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 has the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, employed at least 20 hours a week, live and/or work in Pima County, veteran, displaced due to insufficient HCV program funding, displaced by government action, 51 Homes and HCBS program participants, special program transfers from Public Housing, youth aging out of the FUB program.


For more information, visit the CTDHCD website, or call the office at (520) 791-4171.

Last Updated on 01/10/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development (CTDHCD) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in January, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CTDHCD website here.

Last Updated on 03/04/2019.

About City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development

More information about City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development can be found on its website at http://www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/.

Representatives of City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development may be available by phone at (520) 791-4171. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2021, it is not known if City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development manages 4,798 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,135 60 49 65 481
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $602 $755 $551 $967 $487
Monthly Cost $2,487,656 $45,290 $27,011 $62,849 $234,186

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development

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 329 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $10,612 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

67% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $629. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development

Tucson House I and II

1501 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, Arizona

Silverbell Homes

3007 N Dasylirion Dr
Tucson, Arizona

Scattered Sites

2345 E 17th St
Tucson, Arizona

Posadas Sentinel Apartments

406 W Calle Posadas
Tucson, Arizona

Mlk

55 N 5th Ave
Tucson, Arizona

Posadas Sentinel Scattered Sites

2555 S Rook Ave
Tucson, Arizona

Robert F. Kennedy Homes

1007 E 32nd St
Tucson, Arizona

Lander Apartments - Phase II

902 W Congress St
Tucson, Arizona

Scattered Sites

1010 N 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona

Scattered Sites

5843 S Southland Blvd
Tucson, Arizona

Scattered Sites

1635 N Craycroft Rd
Tucson, Arizona