Maricopa County, Arizona Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 12,212 income based apartments in Maricopa County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 17,263 affordable apartments in Maricopa County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Maricopa County, Arizona

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Maricopa County. Go to the Arizona Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Maricopa County.

Christian Care Manor II

11802 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kivel Manor East

3020 N 36th St
Phoenix, Arizona
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Madison Gardens Senior Community

808 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

HUE 97

9736 E Balsam Ave
Mesa, Arizona
Affordable

Kivel Manor West

3040 N 36th St
Phoenix, Arizona
Rent Assisted

Paradise Palms

1517 East Colter Street
Phoenix, Arizona
Affordable

Parson's Village

10825 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, Arizona
Rent Assisted
Supportive Housing

Juli Ann Apartments

211 N St Louis Ave
Gila Bend, Arizona
Rent Assisted

Mountain View House

375 Lions Park Dr
Mesa, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Valley of the Sun School 3

3002 W Desert Cove Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Maricopa County

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City Apartments
Phoenix, AZ Affordable Housing programs support 181 apartment communities in Phoenix.
Mesa, AZ Affordable Housing programs support 38 apartment communities in Mesa.
Glendale, AZ Affordable Housing programs support 25 apartment communities in Glendale.
Peoria, AZ Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Peoria.
Scottsdale, AZ Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Scottsdale.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Maricopa County, Arizona

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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)
Go to the Arizona Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Maricopa County.

Maricopa County, Arizona Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Maricopa County, Arizona

Maricopa County features 12,212 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 17,263 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Maricopa County, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,566 and $1,914.

2023 Maricopa County, 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
Maricopa County, Arizona Fair Market Rent $1,344 $1,467 $1,740 $2,386 $2,716
Maricopa County, Arizona Payment Standard Range $1,210 to $1,478 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,566 to $1,914 $2,147 to $2,625 $2,444 to $2,988

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Maricopa County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 339
Total Low Income Apartments 30,150
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,212
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.

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 $88,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Maricopa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Maricopa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Maricopa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300