Affordable Housing In Cochise County
Arizona

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cochise County

San Jose Triangle

100 Navajo Dr
Bisbee, AZ
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Huachuca Triangle

712 N Gonzales Blvd
Huachuca City, AZ
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Sonora Vista Apartments

1600 Van Buren Ave
Douglas, AZ
$637-740
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Casa Loma Triangle Housing

204 W Allen St
Tombstone, AZ
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Mountain View Apartments

77 El Camino Real
Sierra Vista, AZ
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Cochise Village Apartments

210 S Bisbee Ave
Willcox, AZ
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Willcox Senior Apartments

457 W Scott St
Willcox, AZ
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Pepper Tree

2540 15th St.
Douglas, AZ
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sun Ray Apartments

2511 Hohokam Dr
Douglas, AZ
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Casas De Esperanza

1201 E. 3rd St
Douglas, AZ
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Cochise County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Cochise County

Housing Authority Programs
Douglas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cochise County, Arizona

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,211 affordable apartments for rent in Cochise County, Arizona. Cochise County features 906 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,305 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cochise County.

Cochise County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,211
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 906
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $45,075 ±$1,485
Median Rent $802 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.74% ± 3.52pp
Total Population 129,647

Population and Household Demographics

Cochise County is a County in Arizona with a population of 129,647. There are 48,825 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 32.03% of households in Cochise County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cochise County

The median gross income for households in Cochise County is $45,075 a year, or $3,756 a month. The median rent for the county is $802 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cochise County, a household making less than $2,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Cochise County.1

Area Median Income In Cochise County

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.

In Cochise County, 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 Cochise County

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 Cochise County HUD Rental Assistance in Cochise County

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 Cochise County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 23 low income apartment communities containing 1,238 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cochise County 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 Cochise County

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 Cochise County 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 Cochise County

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

Cities In Cochise County

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City Listings Served By
Douglas 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Douglas are the Housing Authority of Cochise County and Douglas Housing Authority.
Willcox 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willcox is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Sierra Vista 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra Vista is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Huachuca City 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huachuca City is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Bisbee 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bisbee is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Benson 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benson is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Tombstone 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tombstone is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Mescal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mescal is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Miracle Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miracle Valley is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Pirtleville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pirtleville is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
St. David 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. David is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Sierra Vista Southeast 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra Vista Southeast is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Whetstone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whetstone is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Bowie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowie is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Dragoon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dragoon is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Elfrida 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elfrida is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
McNeal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McNeal is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Naco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naco is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Palominas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palominas is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
San Simon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Simon is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.
Sunizona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunizona is the Housing Authority of Cochise County.