Affordable Housing In Carefree
Maricopa County, Arizona

Waiting List Openings In Carefree

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Housing Authorities that serve Carefree

Housing Authority Programs
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carefree, Arizona

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Carefree, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Carefree, Arizona

Carefree 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 Carefree, Arizona

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carefree.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carefree, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carefree landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Carefree.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carefree, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,126 and $1,376.

2021 Carefree, 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
Carefree, Arizona Fair Market Rent $933 $1,032 $1,251 $1,765 $2,010
Carefree, Arizona Payment Standard Range $840 to $1,026 $929 to $1,135 $1,126 to $1,376 $1,589 to $1,942 $1,809 to $2,211

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carefree, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.24%
Average Renter Household Size 1.57
Average Household Size 1.85
Median Household Income $93,014 ±$16,676
Median Rent $919 ±$402
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.81% ± 26.85pp
Total Population 3,491

Population and Household Demographics

Carefree is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 3,491. There are 1,862 households in the city with an average household size of 1.85 persons. 12.24% of households in Carefree are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carefree

The median gross income for households in Carefree is $93,014 a year, or $7,751 a month. The median rent for the city is $919 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carefree, a household making less than $3,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Carefree.

Area Median Income In Carefree

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

In Carefree, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Carefree

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 Carefree

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carefree AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carefree AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carefree AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450