Affordable Housing In Ajo
Pima County, Arizona

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ajo

Curley School - Phase I

201 W Esperanza Ave
Ajo, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ajo, Arizona

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ajo, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Pima County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ajo, Arizona

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 30 affordable apartments for rent in Ajo, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Ajo, Arizona

Ajo features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Ajo, Arizona

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ajo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ajo, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ajo landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ajo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ajo, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $901 and $1,101.

2022 Ajo, Arizona Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Ajo, Arizona Fair Market Rent $665 $761 $1,001 $1,422 $1,685
Ajo, Arizona Payment Standard Range $599 to $732 $685 to $837 $901 to $1,101 $1,280 to $1,564 $1,517 to $1,854

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ajo, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 30
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $32,964 ±$6,091
Median Rent $698 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.89% ± 16.61pp
Total Population 3,886

Population and Household Demographics

Ajo is a city in Pima County, Arizona with a population of 3,886. There are 1,543 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 36.1% of households in Ajo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ajo

The median gross income for households in Ajo is $32,964 a year, or $2,747 a month. The median rent for the city is $698 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ajo, a household making less than $2,327 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Ajo.

Area Median Income In Ajo

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Ajo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pima County.

In Ajo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Ajo

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Ajo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ajo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ajo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ajo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,450 $43,950 $49,450 $54,900 $59,300 $63,700 $68,100 $72,500