Yuma County Housing Department

2050 West Main Street, Somerton, AZ

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Yuma County Housing Department.

Yuma County Housing Department Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Yuma County, Arizona Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Yuma County Housing Department offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing and Family Self-Sufficiency programs in Yuma County but does not serve Yuma.

Go to the Arizona Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Arizona Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Yuma County, Arizona Section 8 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher 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

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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 Public Housing 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 03/16/2022.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing 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

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 405 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 404 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $476 $563
Monthly Cost $192,482 $563
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

Valley Vista

8450 W US Highway 95
Somerton, Arizona

Moctezuma Apartments

345 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
San Luis, Arizona

Low Income Housing Managed by Yuma County Housing Department

Pecan Shadows Apartments

2650 W. 3rd St
Yuma, Arizona