Affordable Housing In Gilbert
Maricopa County, Arizona

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5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gilbert

Page Commons Apartments

170 N Oak St
Gilbert, Arizona

San Clemente Apartments

7640 S Power Rd
Gilbert, Arizona


1500 N Sun View Pkwy Unit 5
Gilbert, Arizona

Vista Montana Apartments

3225 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, Arizona
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Housing Authorities that serve Gilbert

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 Gilbert, Arizona

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 672 affordable apartments for rent in Gilbert, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert 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 Gilbert, Arizona

There are 672 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gilbert.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gilbert, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gilbert landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Gilbert.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gilbert, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,126 and $1,376.

2021 Gilbert, 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
Gilbert, Arizona Fair Market Rent $933 $1,032 $1,251 $1,765 $2,010
Gilbert, 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 research.

Gilbert, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 672
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.3%
Average Renter Household Size 3.10
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $82,424 ±$1,951
Median Rent $1,275 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.97% ± 2.81pp
Total Population 230,781

Population and Household Demographics

Gilbert is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 230,781. There are 73,617 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 28.3% of households in Gilbert are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gilbert

The median gross income for households in Gilbert is $82,424 a year, or $6,869 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,275 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gilbert, a household making less than $4,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Gilbert.

Area Median Income In Gilbert

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

In Gilbert, 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 Gilbert

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 Gilbert

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gilbert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gilbert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gilbert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450