Affordable Housing In First Mesa
Navajo County, Arizona

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In First Mesa

Jeddito Townhomes

PO Box 844
First Mesa, Arizona
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Guide To Affordable Housing in First Mesa, Arizona

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in First Mesa, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in First Mesa, Arizona

First Mesa features 0 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 First Mesa, Arizona

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in First Mesa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in First Mesa, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay First Mesa landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in First Mesa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in First Mesa, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $847 and $1,035.

2022 First Mesa, 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
First Mesa, Arizona Fair Market Rent $633 $715 $941 $1,237 $1,307
First Mesa, Arizona Payment Standard Range $570 to $696 $644 to $787 $847 to $1,035 $1,113 to $1,361 $1,176 to $1,438

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

First Mesa, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 4.10
Median Household Income $23,790 ±$14,750
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 12.86% ± 34.43pp
Total Population 1,739

Population and Household Demographics

First Mesa is a city in Navajo County, Arizona with a population of 1,739. There are 424 households in the city with an average household size of 4.10 persons. 16.51% of households in First Mesa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in First Mesa

The median gross income for households in First Mesa is $23,790 a year, or $1,983 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In First Mesa, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 12.86% of households who rent are overburdened in First Mesa.

Area Median Income In First Mesa

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 First Mesa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Navajo County.

In First Mesa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,200

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 First Mesa

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 First Mesa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the First Mesa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $25,950 $28,050 $30,150 $32,200 $34,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the First Mesa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $25,950 $28,050 $30,150 $32,200 $34,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the First Mesa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800