Affordable Housing In Phoenix
Maricopa County, Arizona

181 Low Income Apartment Communities In Phoenix

Paradise Palms II

234 W Southern Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR

Paradise Shadows Apartments

16035 N 27th St
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Urban Living on Fillmore

650 N 2nd Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

The Resort on 27th

4227 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
1-2 BR

Village Square

14014 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona
1-2 BR

Fillmore Gardens

802 N 22nd Pl
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR

Roosevelt East Apartments

2939 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, Arizona
1 BR

Monroe Gardens

1441 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

FQ Story Apartments

1216 W. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR

Camelback Properties

5102 N 11th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

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

Housing Authority Programs
City of Phoenix Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Phoenix, Arizona

There are 181 low income housing apartment communities offering 16,675 affordable apartments for rent in Phoenix, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix features 7,721 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 Phoenix, Arizona

There are 8,629 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Phoenix.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Phoenix, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Phoenix landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Phoenix.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Phoenix, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,180 and $1,442.

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

Phoenix, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 181
Total Low Income Apartments 16,675
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,721
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $47,326 ±$500
Median Rent $884 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.48% ± 0.83pp
Total Population 1,514,208

Population and Household Demographics

Phoenix is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 1,514,208. There are 525,610 households in the city with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 47.02% of households in Phoenix are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Phoenix

The median gross income for households in Phoenix is $47,326 a year, or $3,944 a month. The median rent for the city is $884 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Phoenix, a household making less than $2,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Phoenix.

Area Median Income In Phoenix

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 Phoenix, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maricopa County.

In Phoenix, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,800

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 Phoenix

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 Phoenix

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Phoenix AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Phoenix AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Phoenix AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300