Housing Authority of the City of Yuma

420 S. Madison Avenue
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona 85364

Housing Authority of the City of Yuma is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of October 19th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Yuma has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Yuma serves Yuma.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Yuma, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Open Until Further Notice
Casa Sierra Vista, Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Open Until Further Notice
Mesa Heights Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Yuma 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 the City of Yuma Website: http://www.hacy.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Yuma Phone: (928) 782-3823.

Open Until Further Notice: Yuma, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper application online here. Select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, 420 Madison Avenue, Yuma AZ 85364.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Temporary Housing Preference for the Family Unification Program, Specifically for Youth
    Aging out of Foster Care
    • The Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) was awarded 15 Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers specifically for youth aging out of foster care. This program is currently administered in collaboration with the Public Child Welfare System (PCWA). 
  • HUD-VASH Vouchers “Veterans Affairs for Supportive Housing”
    • The Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) has received funding for 41 HUD-VASH vouchers. These vouchers are specifically for families referred by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Yuma, 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) 782-3823.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/17/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) 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 Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) waiting list for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper application online here. Select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, 420 Madison Avenue, Yuma AZ 85364.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (928) 782-3823.

Last Updated on 12/17/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Casa Sierra Vista, Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 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 Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) waiting list for Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly apartments at Casa Sierra Vista is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper application online here. Select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, 420 Madison Avenue, Yuma AZ 85364.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HACY Casa Sierra Vista page, or the HACY website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (928) 782-3823.

Last Updated on 12/17/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Mesa Heights 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 Housing Authority of the City of Yuma (HACY) waiting list for apartments at Mesa Heights is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper application online here. Select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, 420 Madison Avenue, Yuma AZ 85364.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HACY Mesa Heights page, or the HACY website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Yuma, 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) 782-3823.

Last Updated on 12/17/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Yuma

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Yuma can be found on its website at http://www.hacy.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Yuma may be available by phone at (928) 782-3823. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Yuma 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 the City of Yuma Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Yuma manages 1,487 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 Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,147 26 5 26 52
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $477 $411 $945 $807 $423
Monthly Cost $547,036 $10,674 $4,725 $20,985 $22,013

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Yuma

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 23% having issued approximately 54 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $11,756 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

57% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

80% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 the City of Yuma voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $628. 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.


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