Cheap Apartments In Cochise County
Arizona

Low Income Apartments In Cochise County

Sonora Vista Apartments

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

San Jose Triangle

100 Navajo Dr
Bisbee, AZ
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Huachuca Triangle

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

Mountain View Apartments

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

Cochise Village Apartments

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

Willcox Senior Apartments

457 W Scott St
Willcox, AZ
1 BR
Subsidized

Casa Loma Triangle Housing

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

Pepper Tree

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

Sun Ray Apartments

2511 Hohokam Dr
Douglas, AZ
2-3 BR

Casas De Esperanza

1201 E. 3rd St
Douglas, AZ
Subsidized

There are 40 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,183 affordable apartments for rent in Cochise County, Arizona. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 906 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 333 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Cochise County. There are 2,267 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Cochise County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Cochise County

Housing Authority Programs
Douglas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Cochise County, Arizona

Cochise County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,183
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 906
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Total Population 129,647
Housing Units 48,825
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $45,075 ±$1,485
Median Rent $802 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.74% ± 3.52pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.52 percentage points.

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 $58,400

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 $12,250 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $36,250 $38,550
50% of Median $20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $31,550 $33,900 $36,250 $38,550
80% of Median $32,700 $37,400 $42,050 $46,700 $50,450 $54,200 $57,950 $61,650

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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, 26 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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Cochise County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 $20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $31,550 $33,900 $36,250 $38,550
60% of Median $24,540 $28,080 $31,560 $35,040 $37,860 $40,680 $43,500 $46,260

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 $31,560 a year, or $2,630 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,630 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $789 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% $511 $548 $658 $759 $848 $935
60% $614 $658 $789 $911 $1,017 $1,122
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$638 $642 $823 $1,190 $1,446

Cities In Cochise County

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City Listings Served By
Douglas 10 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.