Affordable Housing In El Mirage
Maricopa County, Arizona

3 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

Plaza Manuel Ortega (Aka El Mirage)

13613 N Main St
El Mirage, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in El Mirage, 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 El Mirage, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in El Mirage, Arizona

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 247 affordable apartments for rent in El Mirage, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in El Mirage, Arizona

El Mirage features 41 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 $1,180 and $1,442.

2022 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
El Mirage, Arizona Fair Market Rent $1,005 $1,091 $1,311 $1,825 $2,078
El Mirage, Arizona Payment Standard Range $905 to $1,106 $982 to $1,200 $1,180 to $1,442 $1,643 to $2,008 $1,870 to $2,286

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

El Mirage, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 247
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 41
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 $88,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the El Mirage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the El Mirage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the El Mirage AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300