Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Benson, AZ

Discover affordable housing in Benson where there are 7+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Cochise Apartments

650 W Union St, Benson, Arizona 85602

Villa Del Sol Apartments

750 W Union St, Benson, Arizona 85602

Ramona Morales Memorial Apartments

550 W Union St, Benson, Arizona 85602


590 S Ocotillo Ave, Benson, Arizona 85602

San Pedro Terrace Apartments

351 E Pearl St, Benson, Arizona 85602

La Habra Apartments

656 S Highway 80, Benson, Arizona 85602

La Habra Apartments

600 S Highway 80, Benson, Arizona 85602

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Reported On February 1st, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Benson, Arizona
$5.86 (+41%) more than Arizona minimum wage and $12.96 (+179%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs for Benson, Arizona.

Go to the Arizona Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Benson.

How many renters live in Benson, Arizona?

The City of Benson has 5,318 people living in 2,323 households.

There are 1,792 renters living in 805 renter households in this City. Renters make up 33.7 percent of the population living in Benson.

What is the rental market like in Benson, Arizona?

There are an estimated 3,023 housing units in the Benson area. Of these, 841 units are rental homes, making up 28 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Benson, Arizona, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Benson?

The rental vacancy rate in Benson is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Benson for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benson
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
25 74 435 242 29
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benson

A large number of apartments in Benson have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Benson are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 59 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Benson

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $770 to $1,811. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $770
One BR $913
Two BR $1,067
Three BR $1,504
Four BR $1,811
2024 Fair Market Rents in Benson, Arizona

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Benson?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 25 100 percent
One BR 58 78 percent
Two BR 363 83 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Benson, Arizona

How many affordable rental units are in Benson?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Benson, Arizona including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 121
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 30
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Benson, Arizona

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Benson, Arizona

Benson features 55 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 190 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 $960 and $1,174.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.