Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Maricopa County, AZ

Discover affordable housing in Maricopa County where there are 345+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Coral Gardens Apartments

3230 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Desert Palms Apartments

210 E Brown Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Mesa Silvercrest

255 E. 6th Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Tanner Gardens

4420 S 18th Pl, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Sweetwater Gardens

2035 E Sweetwater Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85022

Tempe Villa

3425 S Priest Dr, Tempe, Arizona 85282

Plazas De Merced

3002 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Morningside Villa

17802 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85023

Phoenix Silvercrest Residence

613 N. 4th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Mcdowell East Apartments

2433 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Kivel Manor East

3020 N 36th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Glencroft Towers

8620 N 65th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302

Kivel Manor West

3040 N 36th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Fellowship Towers

222 E Indianola Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Casa De Shanti

5236 S 5th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Roeser Haciendas Senior Housing

1320 E Roeser Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Villa Davis

5109 N 22nd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Guadalupe Senior Village

9403 S Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe, Arizona 85283

Vianney Villa

750 S 4th St, Avondale, Arizona 85323

Good Shepherd Homes of Az - East

6388 E Oak St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Maricopa County, Arizona
$21.20 (+148%) more than Arizona minimum wage and $28.30 (+390%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs for Maricopa County, Arizona.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Maricopa County, Arizona.

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

How many renters live in Maricopa County, Arizona?

The County of Maricopa County has 4,551,524 people living in 1,726,554 households.

There are 1,457,429 renters living in 600,091 renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.02 percent of the population living in Maricopa County.

What is the rental market like in Maricopa County, Arizona?

There are an estimated 1,877,560 housing units in the Maricopa County area. Of these, 646,387 units are rental homes, making up 34 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Maricopa County, Arizona, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Maricopa County?

The rental vacancy rate in Maricopa County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Maricopa County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Maricopa County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
43,089 146,514 213,682 133,631 53,082
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Maricopa County

A large number of apartments in Maricopa County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Maricopa County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Maricopa County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,460 to $2,890. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,460
One BR $1,599
Two BR $1,877
Three BR $2,541
Four BR $2,890
2024 Fair Market Rents in Maricopa County, Arizona

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Maricopa County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 27,222 63 percent
One BR 87,680 60 percent
Two BR 87,618 41 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Maricopa County, Arizona

How many affordable rental units are in Maricopa County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Maricopa County, Arizona including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 22,571
Public Housing 1,468
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 6,278
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 5
Section 236 Rental Assistance 373
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 1,005
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 430
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 265
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Maricopa County, Arizona

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Maricopa County, Arizona

Maricopa County features 12,077 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 16,607 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 $1,689 and $2,065.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.