About Flagstaff Housing Authority

The Flagstaff Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The Flagstaff Housing Authority serves Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Flagstaff, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Flagstaff Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is currently closed. It was last open from March 2015 until October 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application at the FHA main office.
  2. Send an email to the FHA to request an application by mail.
  3. Write a letter to the FHA to request an application by mail.

In-person applications must be submitted that day. Mailed applications must have been postmarked by October 10, 2017 and mailed back to the FHA.

There were no preferences.

Applicants were placed on waiting list by date and time of the application is received.

As of April 2017, the wait time to receive a voucher is about 18 months or longer, depending on funding.

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (928) 213-2730.

Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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


About the Flagstaff Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Flagstaff Housing Authority manages 407 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 318 11 78
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $718 $725 $707
Monthly Cost $228,466 $7,977 $55,151

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.


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