Affordable Housing In Gila Bend
2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gila Bend
Housing Authorities that serve Gila Bend
|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 Gila Bend, Arizona
There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 132 affordable apartments for rent in Gila Bend, Arizona.
Income Based Apartments in Gila Bend, Arizona
Gila Bend features 132 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 Gila Bend, Arizona
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gila Bend.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Gila Bend, Arizona
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gila Bend landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Gila Bend.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gila Bend, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,126 and $1,376.
2021 Gila Bend, 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|
|Gila Bend, Arizona Fair Market Rent||$933||$1,032||$1,251||$1,765||$2,010|
|Gila Bend, Arizona Payment Standard Range||$840 to $1,026||$929 to $1,135||$1,126 to $1,376||$1,589 to $1,942||$1,809 to $2,211|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Gila Bend, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||2|
|Total Low Income Apartments||132|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||132|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||44.19%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.83|
|Average Household Size||2.78|
|Median Household Income||$29,795 ±$2,790|
|Median Rent||$597 ±$74|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.04% ± 14.76pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Gila Bend is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 1,725. There are 620 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 44.19% of households in Gila Bend are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Gila Bend
The median gross income for households in Gila Bend is $29,795 a year, or $2,483 a month. The median rent for the city is $597 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gila Bend, a household making less than $1,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Gila Bend.
Area Median Income In Gila Bend
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 Gila Bend, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maricopa County.
In Gila Bend, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000
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 Gila Bend
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 Gila Bend
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gila Bend AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gila Bend AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gila Bend AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.