Affordable Housing In Phoenix
Maricopa County, Arizona

160 Low Income Apartment Communities In Phoenix

Paradise Shadows Apartments

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

The Resort on 27th

4227 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
$664-920
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Village Square

14014 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
$535-789
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Fillmore Gardens

802 N 22nd Pl
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Hacienda Del Rio

4121 W McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Camelback Properties

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

Sunnyslope Manor

205 E Ruth Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Peoria Place

1525 N 39th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pine Tower

2936 N 36th St
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Casa de Paz IV Sunland

435 E Sunland Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Phoenix

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Phoenix

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Phoenix, Arizona

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 160 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,795 affordable apartments for rent in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix features 7,262 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 7,208 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 160
Total Low Income Apartments 14,795
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,262
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.1

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 $72,900

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 Phoenix HUD Rental Assistance in Phoenix

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Phoenix

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 57 low income apartment communities containing 6,537 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Phoenix by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Phoenix

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,740 $47,280 $50,760 $54,240 $57,780

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Phoenix is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $639 $684 $821 $948 $1,058 $1,167
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,138 $1,269 $1,400
Fair Market Rents in Phoenix

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$847 $958 $1,173 $1,676 $1,916