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Yuma County Housing Department

2050 W Main St
Somerton, Yuma County, Arizona 85350

Yuma County Housing Department is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of May 7th, 2021, Yuma County Housing Department has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Yuma County Housing Department serves Yuma County but does not serve Yuma.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Yuma County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Yuma County Housing Department 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.

Yuma County Housing Department Website: https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/housing.

Yuma County Housing Department Phone: (928) 304-7333.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 17, 2021, the YCHD website states " Yuma County Housing Department office is open to the public Wednesdays only from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

More information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Yuma County, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Yuma County Housing Department (YCHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application and supplemental form available online here. The application is available in English and Spanish.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Residency Preference: 
    • For families who live, work, or have been hired to work in YCHD’s operational jurisdiction; Yuma County outside Yuma City Limits. Proof in the form of the letter extending the offer of employment will be required. As required byHUD, families where the head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or
      is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference.

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 YCHD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the YCHA on February 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Yuma County, Arizona; except the City of Yuma.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (928) 304-7333 TDD 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 705.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Yuma County Housing Department (YCHD) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application and supplemental form available online here. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the Yuma County Housing Department main office, located at Valley Vista Apartments, 2050 W. Main Street, Somerton, AZ 85350. Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MT.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the YCHD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the YCHD on February 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Yuma County, Arizona. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (928) 304-7333 TDD 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 705.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

Other Yuma County Housing Department Waiting Lists

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Yuma County Housing Department (YCHD) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the YCHD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the YCHD on February 17, 2021.

Last Updated on 02/17/2021.

About Yuma County Housing Department

More information about Yuma County Housing Department can be found on its website at https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/housing.

Representatives of Yuma County Housing Department may be available by phone at (928) 304-7333. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/07/2021, it is not known if Yuma County Housing Department 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 Yuma County Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Yuma County Housing Department manages 393 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 Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 390 2 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $445 $422 $2,110
Monthly Cost $173,594 $843 $2,110

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Yuma County Housing Department

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 12% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $13,377 per year. 86% of households were very low income (VLI) and 56% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% 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.

57% of households included children, 15% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Yuma County Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 8% include at least one person with a disability. 15% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 22% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 3% 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 Yuma County Housing Department voucher holders in 2016 was $310 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $630. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $134.



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 Yuma County Housing Department

Moctezuma

8450 W US Highway 95
Somerton, Arizona