Affordable Housing In Benson
Cochise County, Arizona

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benson

Ramona Morales Memorial Apartments

550 W Union St
Benson, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing


590 S Ocotillo Ave
Benson, Arizona

Cochise Apartments

650 W Union St
Benson, Arizona

San Pedro Terrace Apartments

351 E Pearl St
Benson, Arizona

Villa Del Sol Apartments

750 W Union St
Benson, Arizona

La Habra Apartments

656 S Highway 80
Benson, Arizona

La Habra Apartments

600 S Highway 80
Benson, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Benson, 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 Benson, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benson, Arizona

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 269 affordable apartments for rent in Benson, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Benson, Arizona

Benson features 31 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 Benson, Arizona

There are 238 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benson, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benson landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Benson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benson, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $816 and $998.

2022 Benson, 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
Benson, Arizona Fair Market Rent $686 $690 $907 $1,288 $1,552
Benson, Arizona Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $621 to $759 $816 to $998 $1,159 to $1,417 $1,397 to $1,707

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Benson, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 269
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 31
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $32,010 ±$8,623
Median Rent $673 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.55% ± 19.66pp
Total Population 5,013

Population and Household Demographics

Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona with a population of 5,013. There are 2,411 households in the city with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 29.66% of households in Benson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benson

The median gross income for households in Benson is $32,010 a year, or $2,668 a month. The median rent for the city is $673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benson, a household making less than $2,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Benson.

Area Median Income In Benson

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 Benson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cochise County.

In Benson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Benson

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 Benson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Benson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Benson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Benson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350