Housing Authority of Maricopa County

8910 N 78th Avenue, Building D
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85345

Housing Authority of Maricopa County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs. As of October 28th, 2021, Housing Authority of Maricopa County has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Maricopa County serves Maricopa County and Apache Junction but does not serve Chandler, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.

Housing Authority of Maricopa County does not serve a majority of Mesa.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Emergency Housing Voucher Open Now
Baden Homes, Casa Bonitas, Flora Statler, John Hammond, John Hollar, Paradise Homes, Parkview Estates, Varney Homes, and Villa Monte Rosa Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Application Limit
Norton Circle and Watson Homes Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Application Limit
Father Fidelis Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Emergency Housing Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Maricopa County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Rose Terrace Project-Based Voucher Closed
Apache ASL Trails Living Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Closed
Heritage at Surprise Project Based Rental Assistance Closed
The River at Eastline Village, Maricopa Revitalization Partnership Project Based Rental Assistance Closed

Open Housing Authority of Maricopa 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 Maricopa County Website: https://maricopahousing.org/.

Housing Authority of Maricopa County Phone: (602) 744-4500.

Open Now: Emergency Housing Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Emergency Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) is currently open for application from July 1, 2021 until further notice.   

For information about applying, review the Emergency Housing Voucher information here.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 08/11/2021.

Open Until Application Limit: Baden Homes, Casa Bonitas, Flora Statler, John Hammond, John Hollar, Paradise Homes, Parkview Estates, Varney Homes, and Villa Monte Rosa Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) waiting list for Project Based Rental Assistance apartments at Baden Homes, Casa Bonitas, Flora Statler, John Hammond, John Hollar, Paradise Homes, Parkview Estates, Varney Homes, and Villa Monte Rosa is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 26, 2019, until 5,000 applications have been received.

Each community is located in the following city:

  • Baden Homes - Tolleson, AZ
  • Casa Bonitas – Surprise, AZ
  • Flora Statler - El Mirage, AZ
  • John Hammond - Peoria, AZ
  • John Hollar - Tolleson, AZ
  • Paradise Homes - Surprise, AZ
  • Parkview Estates - Peoria, AZ
  • Varney Homes - Peoria, AZ
  • Villa Monte Rosa - El Mirage, AZ. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select the application link for a community with an open waiting list.

The following documentation is required: Social Security Numbers, birth dates, and total gross annual income for all household members.

Applicants who require special assistance or do no have Internet access can contact the help desk at (602) 744-4555; Monday-Friday; from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm MT.

For more information, read the HAMC public notice, or visit the HAMC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in El Mirage, Peoria, Surprise, and Tolleson, Arizona.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Barbara Grambs at 602-744- 4533 or email Barbara at b.grambs@maricopahousing.org; call the Front Desk at 602-744-4500; or TDD 602-744-4540.

Last Updated on 04/29/2021.

Open Until Application Limit: Norton Circle and Watson Homes Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) waiting list for Project Based Rental Assistance apartments at Norton Circle and Watson Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

Each community is located in the following city:

  • Norton Circle - Avondale AZ
  • Watson Homes - Buckeye, AZ

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select the application link for the community.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Avondale and Buckeye, Arizona.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the Front Desk at 602-744-4500; or TDD 602-744-4540.

Last Updated on 04/29/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Father Fidelis Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) waiting list for Project Based Rental Assistance apartments at Father Fidelis is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 8, 2020, until further notice.

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

For more information, visit the HAMC Customer Portals page, or the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC, as of June 8, 2020.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the Front Desk at 602-744-4500; or TDD 602-744-4540.

Last Updated on 04/29/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Emergency Housing Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) Emergency Housing Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications for referrals are being accepted from July 31, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, contact the Maricopa Continuum of Care (CoC) at (602) 595-8700 or any of the Coordinated Entry Points available here.

Please note: According to the HAMC, "In order to be eligible for an EHV, an individual or family must meet one of four eligibility categories:

  1. Homeless
  2. At risk of homelessness
  3. Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  4. Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC public notice on August 2, 2021.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Barbara Grambs at (602) 744-4533 or call the front desk at (602) 744-4500; or TDD (602) 744-4540, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Last Updated on 08/02/2021.

Other Housing Authority of Maricopa County Waiting Lists

Closed: Maricopa County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 8, 2020, until June 29, 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

4,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC public notice, as of June 8, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 12/06/2020.

Closed: Rose Terrace Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Rose Terrace is closed.

The HAMC last accepted applications from July 19, 2021, until August 9, 2021. 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, Paper applications were not accepted.

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

  • 1 Person $27,650 | 5 Persons $42,700
  • 2 Persons $31,600 | 6 Persons $45,850
  • 3 Persons $35,550 | 7 Persons $49,000
  • 4 Persons $39,500 | 8 Persons $51,150

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC public notice on August 2, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/16/2021.

Closed: Apache ASL Trails Living Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) Near Elderly/Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Apache ASL Trails Living is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 10, 2021 until May 24, 2021, or until 50 applications were received. 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 $27,250 | 5 Persons $42,050
  • 2 Persons $31,150 | 6 Persons $45,150
  • 3 Persons $35,050 | 7 Persons $48,250
  • 4 Persons $38,900 | 8 Persons $51,350

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • 55+ or Disabled
  • Head or Spouse age 62+ OR Disabled
    • Head of Household or Spouse: Age 62 years old and older Or a Disabled that is verifiable through Social Security Disability or a doctor's statement
  • Homeless Referral Preference
    • Living in a shelter AND are participating in case management with the referral agency. Must be able to provide documentation from the referral agency upon request to qualify for this preference. If applicable, please check the box and attach agency referral. Homeless families who live with friends or relatives and who are not currently in the transition system are encouraged to apply without preference.
  • Local Residency
  • Veterans
    • Supporting veteran documentation will be required.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC public notice on April 28, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 05/24/2021.

Closed: Heritage at Surprise Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.
Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Suprise, AZ.

Last Updated on 04/30/2020.

Closed: The River at Eastline Village, Maricopa Revitalization Partnership Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) waiting list for Project Based Rental Assistance apartments at The River at Eastline Village, and Maricopa Revitalization Partnership is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Each community is located in the following city:

  • The River at Eastline Village - Tempe, AZ
  • Maricopa Revitalization Partnership - Tempe, AZ
  • Rose Terrace - Avondale, AZ

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Avondale, Guadulupe, and Tempe, Arizona.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

About Housing Authority of Maricopa County

More information about Housing Authority of Maricopa County can be found on its website at https://maricopahousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Maricopa County may be available by phone at (602) 744-4500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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 10/28/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of Maricopa 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 Maricopa County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Maricopa County manages 1,506 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,408 27 39 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $836 $1,005 $915 $615
Monthly Cost $1,177,125 $27,135 $35,701 $3,076

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Maricopa 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 9% having issued approximately 164 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 34 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.1 persons and has a household income of $14,933 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 65% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% 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.

58% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 42% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Maricopa County Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 60% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Maricopa County voucher holders in 2016 was $410 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $833. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $199.



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 Housing Authority of Maricopa County

Rose Terrace II

525 E Harrison Dr
Avondale, Arizona

Coffelt Lamoreaux

2063 W Cocopah St
Phoenix, Arizona

Clare Feldstadt Homes

710 W 8th Ave
Mesa, Arizona

Norton Oneil Madison

512 S 4th St
Buckeye, Arizona

Maricopa County Ha

710 E Via Maria St
Goodyear, Arizona

Father Fidelis Kuban

9226 S Calle Tomi
Guadalupe, Arizona

John Hollar Gardens

9262 W Baden St
Tolleson, Arizona

John Hammond Homes

8504 W Washington St
Peoria, Arizona

Paradise Homes

16201 N Fulcher Dr
Surprise, Arizona

Maricopa Revitalization Scattered Sites

2427 E Caballero St
Mesa, Arizona

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Maricopa County

River at Eastline Village

2106 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Casa Bonitas Apartments

12976 W. Cottonwood St
Surprise, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Escobedo at Verde Vista

450 N HIBBERT
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR