Affordable Housing In Maricopa County
Arizona

313 Low Income Apartment Communities In Maricopa County

Desert Palms Apartments

210 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Rancho Del Sol Apartments

11039 N 87th Ave
Peoria, AZ
$819-1,008
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Bell Mirage Estates

16629 N. Greasewood Street
Surprise, AZ
$787-795
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Coronado Glen Apartments I

601 S Vulture Mine Rd
Wickenburg, AZ
$908-937
1-2 BR

Coronado Glen Apartments II

601 S Vulture Mine Rd
Wickenburg, AZ
$908-937
1-2 BR

Paradise Shadows Apartments

16035 N 27th St
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

The Resort on 27th

4227 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
$664-920
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Village Square

14014 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
$535-789
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Quail Run Apartments

13868 N 79th Avenue
Peoria, AZ
$625-650
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Steeplechase Apartments

8610 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ
$808-920
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Maricopa County

Housing Authority Programs
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

Housing Authority Programs
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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 313 low income housing apartment communities offering 27,950 affordable apartments for rent in Maricopa County, Arizona. Maricopa County features 11,251 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 16,024 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Maricopa County.

Maricopa County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 313
Total Low Income Apartments 27,950
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
Total Population 4,018,143

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 Maricopa County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Maricopa County

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

From 1988 to 2012, 118 low income apartment communities containing 14,864 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Maricopa County 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 Maricopa County

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 Maricopa County 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 Maricopa County

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

Cities In Maricopa County

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City Listings Served By
Phoenix 160 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Phoenix are the City of Phoenix Housing Department and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Mesa 38 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mesa are the City of Mesa Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Glendale 25 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glendale are the Glendale Community Housing and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Avondale 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Avondale are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Peoria 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Peoria are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, Peoria Housing Authority and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Wickenburg 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wickenburg are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Tempe 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tempe are the City of Tempe Housing Services and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Chandler 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chandler are the City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment Division and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Buckeye 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buckeye are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Guadalupe 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Guadalupe are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Scottsdale 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scottsdale are the Scottsdale Housing Authority and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Gilbert 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilbert are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Queen Creek 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Queen Creek are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Tolleson 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tolleson are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Youngtown 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Youngtown are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Surprise 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Surprise are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
El Mirage 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve El Mirage are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Gila Bend 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gila Bend are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Goodyear 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Goodyear are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Aguila 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aguila are the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.
Anthem 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Anthem are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Fountain Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fountain Hills are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Litchfield Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Litchfield Park are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
New River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New River are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Paradise Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paradise Valley are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Sun City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sun City are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Sun City West 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sun City West are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Sun Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sun Lakes are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Komatke 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Komatke are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Maricopa Colony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maricopa Colony are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Morristown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morristown are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
St. Johns 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Johns are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Theba 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Theba are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Wittmann 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wittmann are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Arlington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arlington are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Carefree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carefree are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Cave Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cave Creek are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Citrus Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Citrus Park are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Gila Crossing 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gila Crossing are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Kaka 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kaka are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Rio Verde 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rio Verde are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Tonopah 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tonopah are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.
Wintersburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wintersburg are the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation and Housing Authority of Maricopa County.