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Affordable Housing In Mesa
Maricopa County, Arizona

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mesa

Desert Palms Apartments

210 E Brown Rd
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Temple Square

324 S Horne
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

El Rancho Del Arte

719 E Main St
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Western Sun

615 South Williams
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Casa Mesa Estates

1251 S. Mesa Dr
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Cardinal Glen Commons

71 Woodside Dr
Mesa, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

La Mesita Apartments Phase 3

2245 W. Ella St
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Superstition Villas

2055 E. Hampton Avenue
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

La Mesita

2254 W Main St
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Legacy on Main II

118 N Extension Rd
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Mesa

Housing Authority Programs
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
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mesa, Arizona

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,756 affordable apartments for rent in Mesa, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa features 601 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 Mesa, Arizona

There are 3,155 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mesa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mesa, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mesa landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mesa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mesa, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,056 and $1,290.

2020 Mesa, 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
Fair Market Rent $847 $958 $1,173 $1,676 $1,916
Payment Standard Range $762 to $932 $862 to $1,054 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,508 to $1,844 $1,724 to $2,108

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mesa, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 3,756
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 601
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $48,809 ±$806
Median Rent $882 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.76% ± 1.67pp
Total Population 458,860

Population and Household Demographics

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 458,860. There are 168,914 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 39.76% of households in Mesa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mesa

The median gross income for households in Mesa is $48,809 a year, or $4,067 a month. The median rent for the city is $882 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mesa, a household making less than $2,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Mesa.

Area Median Income In Mesa

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Mesa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maricopa County.

In Mesa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,800

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 Mesa

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 Mesa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
80% of Median $43,600 $49,800 $56,050 $62,250 $67,250 $72,250 $77,200 $82,200