Affordable Housing In Glendale
Maricopa County, Arizona


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25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Glendale

Vista Alegre

6549 W Maryland Ave
Glendale, AZ
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Landmark Senior Housing

8232 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Income Based
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Brook Creek Apartments

4937 W. Myrtle Avenue Glendale, AZ 85301
Glendale, AZ
$475-600
1-2 BR

Good Shepherd West

6113 N. 60th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Call For Rent
Studio BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Kachina Place Apartments

6238 N 63rd Avenue
Glendale, AZ
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Casa Bill Soltero

6001 W Missouri Ave
Glendale, AZ
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Valley of the Sun School 6

5239 W Tonto Rd
Glendale, AZ
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bethany Glen Apartments

4788 W Bethany Home Rd
Glendale, AZ
Subsidized

Waymark Gardens

5325 W Butler Dr
Glendale, AZ
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Glencroft Towers

8620 N 65th Ave
Glendale, AZ
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Glendale

Housing Authority Programs
Glendale Community Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Glendale, Arizona

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,621 affordable apartments for rent in Glendale, Arizona. Glendale features 1,077 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,544 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Glendale.

Glendale, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,621
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,077
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $46,776 ±$1,234
Median Rent $864 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.68% ± 2.33pp
Total Population 234,844

Population and Household Demographics

Glendale is a City in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 234,844. There are 79,152 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 44.54% of households in Glendale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Glendale

The median gross income for households in Glendale is $46,776 a year, or $3,898 a month. The median rent for the city is $864 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Glendale, a household making less than $2,880 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Glendale.1

Area Median Income In Glendale

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

In Glendale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Glendale

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 Glendale HUD Rental Assistance in Glendale

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Glendale

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2010, 8 low income apartment communities containing 1,500 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Glendale by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Glendale

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,740 $47,280 $50,760 $54,240 $57,780

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Glendale is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $639 $684 $821 $948 $1,058 $1,167
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,138 $1,269 $1,400
Fair Market Rents in Glendale

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$847 $958 $1,173 $1,676 $1,916