Affordable Housing In Payson
Gila County, Arizona

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Payson

Green Valley

905 S Mclane Rd
Payson, Arizona
2-3 BR

Payson Senior Apartments

311 S McLane Road
Payson, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR

Maurnez Apartments

110 W Airport Rd
Payson, Arizona

Canal Senior

807 S Westerly Rd
Payson, Arizona

Pineview Manor

304 S Clark Rd
Payson, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing

Center Ridge

105 E Main St
Payson, Arizona

Payson Apartments

211 S Ponderosa St
Payson, Arizona

Payson Apartments

211 S Ponderosa St
Payson, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Payson, 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 Payson, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Gila County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Payson, Arizona

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 324 affordable apartments for rent in Payson, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Payson, Arizona

Payson features 169 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 Payson, Arizona

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Payson, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Payson landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Payson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Payson, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $930 and $1,136.

2022 Payson, 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
Payson, Arizona Fair Market Rent $780 $785 $1,033 $1,416 $1,421
Payson, Arizona Payment Standard Range $702 to $858 $707 to $864 $930 to $1,136 $1,274 to $1,558 $1,279 to $1,563

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Payson, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 324
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 169
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $42,856 ±$3,782
Median Rent $878 ±$139
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.36% ± 10.13pp
Total Population 15,248

Population and Household Demographics

Payson is a city in Gila County, Arizona with a population of 15,248. There are 6,625 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 27.12% of households in Payson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Payson

The median gross income for households in Payson is $42,856 a year, or $3,571 a month. The median rent for the city is $878 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Payson, a household making less than $2,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Payson.

Area Median Income In Payson

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 Payson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gila County.

In Payson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,200

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 Payson

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 Payson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Payson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Payson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Payson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050