Affordable Housing In Buckeye
Maricopa County, Arizona

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Buckeye

Sierra Verde Apartments

150 N Apache Rd
Buckeye, Arizona
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1-2 BR

Riverwood Apartments

25157 West Beloat Rd
Buckeye, Arizona
2-3 BR

Eagle Tail Village Apartments

306 S 7th Street
Buckeye, Arizona
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Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Buckeye Villa Apartments

300 S 9th St
Buckeye, Arizona


902 E Centre Ave
Buckeye, Arizona

Cholla Ranch

316 N Miller Rd
Buckeye, Arizona

Norton Oneil Madison

512 S 4th St
Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye Senior Apartments

605 S 4th St
Buckeye, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Buckeye, 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 Buckeye, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Buckeye, Arizona

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 741 affordable apartments for rent in Buckeye, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye features 425 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 Buckeye, Arizona

There are 316 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buckeye.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buckeye, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Buckeye landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Buckeye.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buckeye, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,566 and $1,914.

2023 Buckeye, 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
Buckeye, Arizona Fair Market Rent $1,344 $1,467 $1,740 $2,386 $2,716
Buckeye, Arizona Payment Standard Range $1,210 to $1,478 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,566 to $1,914 $2,147 to $2,625 $2,444 to $2,988

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Buckeye, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 741
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 425
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.81%
Average Renter Household Size 3.64
Average Household Size 3.28
Median Household Income $58,939 ±$3,998
Median Rent $1,137 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.1% ± 5.64pp
Total Population 57,165

Population and Household Demographics

Buckeye is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 57,165. There are 15,718 households in the city with an average household size of 3.28 persons. 35.81% of households in Buckeye are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buckeye

The median gross income for households in Buckeye is $58,939 a year, or $4,912 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,137 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buckeye, a household making less than $3,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Buckeye.

Area Median Income In Buckeye

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 Buckeye, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maricopa County.

In Buckeye, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,800

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 Buckeye

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 Buckeye

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Buckeye AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Buckeye AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Buckeye AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300