Affordable Housing In Chandler
Maricopa County, Arizona

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chandler

Hartford Apartments

580 W Glaveston
Chandler, AZ
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Chandler Village

598 N McQeen Rd
Chandler, AZ
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Arroyo Terrace

333 N Chippewa Pl
Chandler, AZ
Disabled Supportive Housing

Chandler Gardens

300 E Commonwealth Ave
Chandler, AZ
HCV Welcome

Maricopa Revitalization Partnership

PO Box 1776
Chandler, AZ
HCV Welcome

Colonia Del Ray

120 N McQueen Rd
Chandler, AZ
HCV Welcome

Family Sites

130 N Hamilton St
Chandler, AZ

Scattered Sites Senior Sites

127 N Kingston St
Chandler, AZ

Palm Terrace

555 E Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Chandler

Housing Authority Programs
City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chandler, Arizona

According to federal housing data and research, there are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 856 affordable apartments for rent in Chandler, Arizona. Chandler features 501 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 355 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chandler.

Chandler, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 856
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 501
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $72,695 ±$1,739
Median Rent $1,118 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39% ± 2.16pp
Total Population 250,202

Population and Household Demographics

Chandler is a City in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 250,202. There are 88,973 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 37.94% of households in Chandler are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chandler

The median gross income for households in Chandler is $72,695 a year, or $6,058 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,118 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chandler, a household making less than $3,727 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39% of households who rent are overburdened in Chandler.1

Area Median Income In Chandler

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

In Chandler, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Chandler

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 Chandler HUD Rental Assistance in Chandler

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Chandler

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

From 1996 to 2004, 5 low income apartment communities containing 481 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chandler 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 Chandler

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,740 $47,280 $50,760 $54,240 $57,780

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 Chandler is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 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% $639 $684 $821 $948 $1,058 $1,167
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,138 $1,269 $1,400
Fair Market Rents in Chandler

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
$847 $958 $1,173 $1,676 $1,916