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Flagstaff Housing Authority

3481 N Fanning Drive
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona 86004

Flagstaff Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 7th, 2021, Flagstaff Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Flagstaff Housing Authority serves Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Housing Authority's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher jurisdiction also includes the surrounding areas of the City of Flagstaff, AZ with the Zip Codes of 86001, 86002, 86003, 86004, 86005, and 86011.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Flagstaff Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Flagstaff, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Flagstaff 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.

Flagstaff Housing Authority Website: https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/2342/Housing-Authority.

Flagstaff Housing Authority Phone: (928) 213-2730.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed the Public Housing waiting list is still open. As of April 1, 2020, the Flagstaff Housing Authority website says:

"The Flagstaff Housing Authority staff will predominantly be working remotely and the lobby at 3481 N Fanning Drive will be closed during April in observance of the Governor's Executive Order to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected." While staff will continue to respond to communication (phone and email are preferred), the door is locked and will remain so until further notice. We are attempting to minimize face-to-face contact to protect the health of staff, residents, and the public."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

The Flagstaff Housing Authority (FHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Living and/or working in Flagstaff

Selected applicants will be placed on waiting list by date and time of the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FHA Public Housing Program Information page, or the FHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the City of Flagstaff Arizona website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Flagstaff, Arizona. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (928) 213-2730.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/01/2020.

Other Flagstaff Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Flagstaff, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Flagstaff Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 19, 2019, until April 9, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

1 Person: $16,050, $26,750 | 5 Person: $30,170, $41,300

2 Person: $18,350, $$30,600 | 6 Person: $34,590, $44,350

3 Person: $21,330, $34,400 | 7 Person: $39,010, $47,400

4 Person: $25,750, $38,200 | 8 Person: $43,430, $50,450

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Local residency
    • Current primary residential address is in Flagstaff.
    • Employed by a third party in Flagstaff.
    • Relocating to Flagstaff for purposes of employment.
    • Self-employed in Flagstaff.
  • Persons who are homeless
    • With a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground. 
    • Living in a supervised publicly or privately-operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including congregate shelters, transitional housing, and hotels and motels paid for by charitable organizations or by federal, state, or local government programs for low- income individuals).
    • Fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions in the individual’s or family’s current housing situation, including where the health and safety of children are jeopardized, and who have no other residence and lack the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing. 

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

As of November, 2019, the wait time to receive Section 8 assistance is 18 to 36 months. However, this could vary depending on a variety of factors.

The waiting list closed once 1,500 applications were received.

For more information, visit the FHA Section 8 page, or the FHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the City of Flagstaff Arizona website.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/14/2020.

About Flagstaff Housing Authority

More information about Flagstaff Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/2342/Housing-Authority.

Representatives of Flagstaff Housing Authority may be available by phone at (928) 213-2730. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/07/2021, it is not known if Flagstaff Housing Authority 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 Flagstaff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Flagstaff Housing Authority manages 410 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 308 6 96
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $866 $793 $785
Monthly Cost $266,781 $4,758 $75,314

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Flagstaff 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 21% having issued approximately 20 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,374 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

39% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

46% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Flagstaff Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Flagstaff Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $896. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $125.



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 Flagstaff Housing Authority

Siler Homes

3330 E Elder Drive
Flagstaff, Arizona

Brannen Homes

E. Brannen Circle
Flagstaff, Arizona

Low Income Housing Managed by Flagstaff Housing Authority

Clark Homes

990 N Thorpe Rd
Flagstaff, Arizona
Subsidized