Pinal County Housing Authority
Pinal County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 6th, 2021, Pinal County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Pinal County Housing Authority serves Pinal County but does not serve Eloy.
Open Pinal County Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, 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.
As of February 17, 2021 the PCHA website states "PCHA is currently operating on normal hours"
More information is available here.
Pinal County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Pinal County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm, until March 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm MT.
To apply during the opening period, call the PCHA at (520) 866-7202.
This waiting list has 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 will be 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 public notice on February 17, 2021.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pinal County, Arizona; except for the Cities of Eloy and Toltec.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 02/17/2021.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing 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 Public Housing Waiting List
As of July 2017, the Pinal County Housing Authority (PCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.
- Download and print the application online here.
- Pick up an application at the PCHA office, located at 970 N Eleven Mile Corner Casa Grande AZ 85194, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm MT, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it must be:
- Hand delivered to the above address.
- Faxed to (520) 866-7235.
There are no preferences.
It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the PCHA website, or call the office at (520) 866-7201.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (520)866-7201.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/10/2017.
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.
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 440 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, 2019:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||435 ||5 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$680 ||$613 |
||$295,615 ||$3,067 |
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.
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
515 W 11th St
Casa Grande, Arizona