Affordable Housing In Cochise County
Arizona

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cochise County

Bisbee Apartments Copper City

500 W Melody Ln
Bisbee, Arizona

Santa Fe Springs

400 Denman Ave
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Casa Del Sol

1020 S Carmichael Ave
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Willcox Villa Apartments

201 N Bisbee Ave
Willcox, Arizona
Subsidized

Arizona

400 Collins Rd
Bisbee, Arizona

Cochise Apartments

650 W Union St
Benson, Arizona

Summer Crossings

1301 Florida Ave
Douglas, Arizona

Sundance Apartments

2701 E 6th St
Douglas, Arizona

Esperanza Senior Apartments

100 S Esperanza Ln
Bisbee, Arizona
Subsidized

Huachuca Desert Apartments

200 Howard St
Huachuca City, Arizona

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cochise County, 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 Cochise County, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cochise County, Arizona

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,211 affordable apartments for rent in Cochise County, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Cochise County, Arizona

Cochise County features 906 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 Cochise County, Arizona

There are 1,217 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cochise County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cochise County, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cochise County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cochise County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cochise County, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $816 and $998.

2022 Cochise County, 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
Cochise County, Arizona Fair Market Rent $686 $690 $907 $1,288 $1,552
Cochise County, Arizona Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $621 to $759 $816 to $998 $1,159 to $1,417 $1,397 to $1,707

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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.

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 $66,900

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Cochise County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cochise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,950 $41,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cochise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cochise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350

Cities In Cochise County

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