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Pinal County Housing Authority

970 N Eleven Mile Corner Road
Casa Grande, Pinal County, Arizona 85222

Pinal County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Pinal County Housing Authority serves Pinal County but does not serve Eloy.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Pinal County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pinal County Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Pinal County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to 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.

Pinal County Housing Authority Website: https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Housing/Pages/Home.aspx.

Pinal County Housing Authority Phone: (520) 866-7201.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 17, 2021 the PCHA website states "PCHA is currently operating on normal hours"

More information is available here.

Closed: Pinal County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pinal County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 16, 2021 until April 20, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the PCHA.

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:

  • Homeless (1 point) Applicants in which the head or sole member is homeless and are receiving assistance from an agency servicing the ongoing needs of homeless persons by providing long term case management. Or, has received services from a shelter program. (The credentials of the agency providing the case management will be verified to ensure compliance with the Section 8 family obligations, and that the homeless person’s needs are being addressed to prevent a return to homelessness.) 
  • Veterans (1 points) Applicants in which the sole member or the head, co-head, or Spouse is a veteran of the armed forces.
  • Elderly or Disabled (1 points) Applicants in which the head, cohead, or spouse is 62 years of age and older or disabled.
  • Victim of Domestic Violence (1 point) Applicants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. PCHD requires referral from a domestic violence transition program, or documentation to support domestic violence claim such as police reports or order of protection.
  • All other applicants (0 points) Applicants who do not meet the definition in the other preference categories.

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 PCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PCHA on April 27, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pinal County, Arizona; except for the Cities of Eloy and Toltec.

Last Updated on 04/27/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pinal County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on November 30, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the PCHA office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been:

  • Hand delivered to the PCHA.
  • Faxed to the PCHA.

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Last Updated on 03/09/2021.

About Pinal County Housing Authority

More information about Pinal County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Housing/Pages/Home.aspx.

Representatives of Pinal County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (520) 866-7201. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/16/2021, it is not known if Pinal County 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 Pinal County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pinal County Housing Authority manages 454 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 441 1 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $709 $471 $413
Monthly Cost $312,576 $471 $4,955

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pinal County 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 8% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $12,676 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

53% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pinal County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 40% 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

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Pinal County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $320 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $675. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $175.



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 Pinal County Housing Authority

Pinal

515 W 11th St
Casa Grande, Arizona