Flagstaff Housing Authority

3481 N Fanning Drive
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona 86004

Flagstaff Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Flagstaff, Arizona that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 25th, 2020, Flagstaff Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Flagstaff, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

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 ListStatus
Flagstaff, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Flagstaff Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Flagstaff, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Flagstaff Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 19, 2019 at 8:00 am MT, until further notice.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size are 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 has 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 will be 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 a voucher is 18 to 36 months. However, this could vary depending on a variety of factors.

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.

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 11/20/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing 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.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Complete an application at the FHA main office, located at 3481 North Fanning Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004; from 8:30 am until 11:30 am, and from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm MT; Monday-Friday.
  3. Send an email to housing@flagstaffaz.gov to request an application by mail.
  4. Write a letter to the FHA at 3481 North Fanning Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, to request an application by mail.

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 11/19/2019.

About Flagstaff Housing Authority

More information about Flagstaff Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://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 02/25/2020, 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 420 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 318 8 94
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $821 $598 $735
Monthly Cost $260,986 $4,783 $69,104

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