Affordable Housing In Maricopa County
315 Low Income Apartment Communities In Maricopa County
Housing Authorities that serve Maricopa County
|Housing Authority of Maricopa County||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Maricopa County
|City of Phoenix Housing Department||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Glendale Community Housing||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|City of Mesa Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Homeownership|
|City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment Division||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|City of Tempe Housing Services||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Scottsdale Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Peoria Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Arizona Department of Housing||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Maricopa County, Arizona
There are 315 low income housing apartment communities offering 28,285 affordable apartments for rent in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Income Based Apartments in Maricopa County, Arizona
Maricopa County features 11,251 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 Maricopa County, Arizona
There are 16,359 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Maricopa County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Maricopa County, Arizona
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Maricopa County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Maricopa County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Maricopa County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||315|
|Total Low Income Apartments||28,285|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||11,251|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||39.32%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.76|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Median Household Income||$54,229 ±$365|
|Median Rent||$962 ±$5|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.4% ± 0.56pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Maricopa County is a County in Arizona with a population of 4,018,143. There are 1,442,518 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 39.32% of households in Maricopa County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Maricopa County
The median gross income for households in Maricopa County is $54,229 a year, or $4,519 a month. The median rent for the county is $962 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Maricopa County, a household making less than $3,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Maricopa County.1
Area Median Income In Maricopa County
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.
In Maricopa County, 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 Maricopa County
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 Maricopa County
|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|
Cities In Maricopa County
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