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Affordable Housing In Phoenix
Maricopa County, Arizona

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162 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
Subsidized

The Resort on 27th

4227 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
$664-920
1-2 BR

Village Square

14014 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona
$535-789
1-2 BR

Fillmore Gardens

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

Hacienda Del Rio

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

Roosevelt East Apartments

2939 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, Arizona
1 BR
Subsidized

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
Subsidized

Sunnyslope Manor

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

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)
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 162 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,041 affordable apartments for rent in Phoenix, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix features 7,210 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 7,506 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 $1,126 and $1,376.

2021 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 $933 $1,032 $1,251 $1,765 $2,010
Phoenix, Arizona Payment Standard Range $840 to $1,026 $929 to $1,135 $1,126 to $1,376 $1,589 to $1,942 $1,809 to $2,211

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Phoenix, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 162
Total Low Income Apartments 15,041
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,210
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 $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 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.
$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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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