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Affordable Housing In El Mirage
Maricopa County, Arizona

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In El Mirage

El Mirage Senior Village

12424 W Thunderbird Rd
El Mirage, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing

Casa Mirage Apartments

12235 W Thunderbird Rd
El Mirage, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Casa Bonitas

14104 N 1st Ave
El Mirage, Arizona

Plaza Manuel Ortega (Aka El Mirage)

13613 N Main St
El Mirage, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve El Mirage

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Mirage, Arizona

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 327 affordable apartments for rent in El Mirage, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in El Mirage, Arizona

El Mirage features 121 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 El Mirage, Arizona

There are 206 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in El Mirage.

Housing Choice Vouchers in El Mirage, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay El Mirage landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in El Mirage.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in El Mirage, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,056 and $1,290.

2020 El Mirage, 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 $847 $958 $1,173 $1,676 $1,916
Payment Standard Range $762 to $932 $862 to $1,054 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,508 to $1,844 $1,724 to $2,108

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

El Mirage, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 327
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 121
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.08%
Average Renter Household Size 3.84
Average Household Size 3.38
Median Household Income $50,326 ±$2,113
Median Rent $1,081 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.86% ± 5.82pp
Total Population 33,010

Population and Household Demographics

El Mirage is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 33,010. There are 9,777 households in the city with an average household size of 3.38 persons. 39.08% of households in El Mirage are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in El Mirage

The median gross income for households in El Mirage is $50,326 a year, or $4,194 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,081 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In El Mirage, a household making less than $3,603 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.86% of households who rent are overburdened in El Mirage.

Area Median Income In El Mirage

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

In El Mirage, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,800

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 El Mirage

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 El Mirage

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
80% of Median $43,600 $49,800 $56,050 $62,250 $67,250 $72,250 $77,200 $82,200