Housing Authority of Cochise County

1415 Melody Lane
Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona 85603

Housing Authority of Cochise County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.

Housing Authority of Cochise County serves Cochise County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cochise County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of Cochise County 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.

Housing Authority of Cochise County Website: https://www.cochise.az.gov/housing-authority/home.

Housing Authority of Cochise County Phone: (520) 432-8880.

Closed: Cochise County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cochise County (HACC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 19, 2021, until February 2, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the online paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Mailed to the HACC.
  2. Faxed to the HACC.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency: Living or working in Cochise or Graham Counties or have notified that they are hired to work in Cochise or Graham Counties.
  • Elderly/Disabled: One who is at least 62 years old. Disabled person as defined by Section 223 of the Social Security Act or Section 102(7) of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
  • Chronically Homeless A person who is referred to HACC by a homeless shelter as chronically homeless as defined by HUD.
  • Veterans: This preference is available to veterans or surviving spouses of veterans. The PHA will require U.S. government documents indicating the applicant qualifies under the above definition.
  • Victims of Domestic Violence. A person who is referred by a Domestic Violence or Crisis shelter and is verified to be a victim of domestic violence as defined in Chapter 22, Violence Against Women Act. The domestic violence must have occurred no more than 3 months prior to requesting this preference and must be supported by appropriate documentation.
  • Involuntary Displacement due to a natural disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) that has caused the unit to be uninhabitable. The unit must have become uninhabitable no more than six months prior to the date of the request for preference and be located within the area the Housing Authority of Cochise County administers vouchers.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC on January 4, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cochise County, Arizona.

Last Updated on 07/19/2021.

About Housing Authority of Cochise County

More information about Housing Authority of Cochise County can be found on its website at https://www.cochise.az.gov/housing-authority/home.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Cochise County may be available by phone at (520) 432-8880. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.cochise.az.gov/housing-authority/home.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (520)-432-8880.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm MT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of Cochise County 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 Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Cochise County manages 537 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 439 5 10 83
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $451 $466 $759 $457
Monthly Cost $197,779 $2,328 $7,585 $37,926

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Cochise County

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 16% having issued approximately 32 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,043 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% 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.

34% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

43% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Cochise County Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Housing Authority of Cochise County voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $552. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $116.



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.