Affordable Housing In Mesa
Maricopa County, Arizona

Waiting List Openings In Mesa

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39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mesa

Desert Palms Apartments

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

Temple Square Apartments

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

El Rancho Del Arte

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

Western Sun

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

Casa Mesa Estates

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

Encore on First

25 West First Avenue
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

La Mesita Apartments Phase 3

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

La Mesita

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

Legacy on Main II

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

Mesa Artspace Lofts

155 S Hibbert
Mesa, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mesa, 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 Mesa, Arizona

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; 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 Mesa, Arizona

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,738 affordable apartments for rent in Mesa, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa features 622 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 3,116 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 $1,180 and $1,442.

2022 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
Mesa, Arizona Fair Market Rent $1,005 $1,091 $1,311 $1,825 $2,078
Mesa, 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 research.

Mesa, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 3,738
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 622
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 $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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mesa 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 Mesa 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 Mesa 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