Affordable Housing In Bisbee
Cochise County, Arizona

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bisbee

San Jose Triangle

100 Navajo Dr
Bisbee, AZ
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1-2 BR

Copper City Villas Apartments

508 W Melody Ln
Bisbee, AZ

Bisbee Apartments Copper City

500 W Melody Ln
Bisbee, AZ
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400 Collins Rd
Bisbee, AZ
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Esperanza Senior Apartments

100 S Esperanza Ln
Bisbee, AZ

Esperanza Family Apartments

102 S Esperanza Ln
Bisbee, AZ
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Housing Authorities that serve Bisbee

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bisbee, Arizona

According to federal housing data and research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 200 affordable apartments for rent in Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee features 116 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 84 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bisbee.

Bisbee, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 116
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 1.95
Median Household Income $31,010 ±$4,432
Median Rent $654 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.72% ± 10.63pp
Total Population 5,415

Population and Household Demographics

Bisbee is a City in Cochise County, Arizona with a population of 5,415. There are 2,630 households in the city with an average household size of 1.95 persons. 35.97% of households in Bisbee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bisbee

The median gross income for households in Bisbee is $31,010 a year, or $2,584 a month. The median rent for the city is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bisbee, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Bisbee.1

Area Median Income In Bisbee

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

In Bisbee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,100

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 Bisbee

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 Bisbee HUD Rental Assistance in Bisbee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
50% of Median $19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
80% of Median $31,100 $35,550 $40,000 $44,400 $48,000 $51,550 $55,100 $58,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bisbee

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2000, 3 low income apartment communities containing 115 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bisbee by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bisbee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,450 $22,200 $25,000 $27,750 $30,000 $32,200 $34,450 $36,650
60% of Median $23,340 $26,640 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,640 $41,340 $43,980

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bisbee is $30,000 a year, or $2,500 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,500 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $750 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $486 $521 $625 $722 $805 $889
60% $584 $625 $750 $866 $966 $1,067
Fair Market Rents in Bisbee

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$654 $658 $857 $1,236 $1,505