Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Mesa, AZ

Discover affordable housing in Mesa where there are 38+ 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.

El Rancho Del Arte

719 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85203

bed 2-3

Legacy on Main II

118 N Extension Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85201

bed 2-3

Temple Square Apartments

324 S Horne, Mesa, Arizona 85204

bed 1-4

Casa Mesa Estates

1251 S. Mesa Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85210

bed 2-4

Western Sun

615 South Williams , Mesa, Arizona 85204

bed 2-4
accessibility Accessible

Mesa Artspace Lofts

155 S Hibbert, Mesa, Arizona 85210

bed 1-3

Encore on First

25 West First Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85201

bed 1-2

The Village at Oasis Park II

10617 E Oasis Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85208

Mesa Silvercrest

255 E. 6th Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Village at Oasis Park Phase I

924 N Country Club Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Desert Esperanza

2615 S Canton, Mesa, Arizona 85202

Rj Piltz Vista Bonita Apartments

1139 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85204

Christian Care Manor IV

118 S 70th St, Mesa, Arizona 85208

Mountain View House

375 Lions Park Dr, Mesa, Pennsylvania 17233

Ventana Estates

9422 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85208

Desert Palms Apartments

210 E Brown Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85201

bed 2-3
payment $838/mo.

La Mesita

2254 W Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

bed Studio-4

La Mesita Apartments Phase 3

2245 W. Ella St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

bed Studio-2

The Groves

2990 S Power Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85212

Tierra Antigua

339 N 75th St, Mesa, Arizona 85207

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Mesa, Arizona

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Mesa, Arizona
$35.55/hour
$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 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Homeownership programs for Mesa, Arizona.
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 Mesa, Arizona.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Mesa, Arizona.

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

How many renters live in Mesa, Arizona?

The City of Mesa has 512,523 people living in 193,838 households.

There are 174,513 renters living in 67,677 renter households in this City. Renters make up 34.05 percent of the population living in Mesa.

What is the rental market like in Mesa, Arizona?

There are an estimated 218,778 housing units in the Mesa area. Of these, 74,737 units are rental homes, making up 34 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Mesa, Arizona, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Mesa?

The rental vacancy rate in Mesa is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Mesa for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mesa
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4,055 15,579 27,571 15,147 3,890
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mesa

A large number of apartments in Mesa 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 Mesa are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 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 Mesa

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 Mesa, Arizona

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

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 3,066 76 percent
One BR 10,595 68 percent
Two BR 13,855 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Mesa, Arizona

How many affordable rental units are in Mesa?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,869
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 490
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 104
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 51
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Mesa, Arizona

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

Income Based Apartments in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa features 745 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 3,428 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 $1,689 and $2,065.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.