Affordable Housing In Maricopa County
Arizona

Waiting List Openings In Maricopa County

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

329 Low Income Apartment Communities In Maricopa County

Carefree on North Central

126 W Maryland Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

Escala Central City

3606 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, Arizona

San Clemente Apartments

7640 S Power Rd
Gilbert, Arizona

Bradshaw Vista Apartments

560 Penn Ln
Wickenburg, Arizona

Los Tres Apartments - La Terraza

5333 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, Arizona

Rancho Cielo Senior Apartments

3940 W McDowell Rd
Phoenix, Arizona

Rancho Montanas

4033 S 7th St
Phoenix, Arizona

Glendale Enterprise

6839 N 63rd Ave
Glendale, Arizona

Los Vecinos Housing Development, Inc

7131 N 54th Ave
Glendale, Arizona

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Maricopa County, Arizona

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 Maricopa County, Arizona

There are 329 low income housing apartment communities offering 29,500 affordable apartments for rent in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Maricopa County, Arizona

Maricopa County features 12,003 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 16,822 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 $1,180 and $1,442.

2022 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 $1,005 $1,091 $1,311 $1,825 $2,078
Maricopa County, Arizona Payment Standard Range $905 to $1,106 $982 to $1,200 $1,180 to $1,442 $1,643 to $2,008 $1,870 to $2,286

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Maricopa County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 329
Total Low Income Apartments 29,500
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,003
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 $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 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.
$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 Maricopa County 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 Maricopa County 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

Cities In Maricopa County

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