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Affordable Housing In Douglas
Cochise County, Arizona

Waiting List Openings In Douglas

Waiting ListStatus
City of Douglas Public Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas

Sonora Vista Apartments

1600 Van Buren Ave
Douglas, Arizona
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pepper Tree

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

Sun Ray Apartments

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

Casas De Esperanza

1201 E. 3rd St
Douglas, Arizona

Douglas Villas

2700 E 15th St
Douglas, Arizona

Cochise Canyon Apartments

1620 Apache Dr
Douglas, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Pioneer Village

1260 E 16th St
Douglas, Arizona

Coronado Courts

1190 18th St
Douglas, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Summer Crossings

1301 Florida Ave
Douglas, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Sundance Apartments

2701 E 6th St
Douglas, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Douglas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas, Arizona

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 591 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas, Arizona

Douglas features 353 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 Douglas, Arizona

There are 238 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Douglas landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Douglas.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2020 Douglas, 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
Fair Market Rent $654 $658 $857 $1,236 $1,505
Payment Standard Range $589 to $719 $592 to $724 $771 to $943 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,355 to $1,656

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Douglas, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 591
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 353
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $27,975 ±$2,501
Median Rent $564 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.57% ± 4.23pp
Total Population 16,911

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas is a City in Cochise County, Arizona with a population of 16,911. There are 3,285 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 38.81% of households in Douglas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas

The median gross income for households in Douglas is $27,975 a year, or $2,331 a month. The median rent for the city is $564 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas, a household making less than $1,880 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas.1

Area Median Income In Douglas

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 Douglas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cochise County.

In Douglas, 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 Douglas

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 Douglas

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