Affordable Housing In Prescott
Yavapai County, Arizona

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prescott

Village Towers

1075 Ruth St
Prescott, AZ
Elderly Supportive Housing

Casa De Pinos

117 Cory Ave
Prescott, AZ
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pines at Prescott

1053 Sandretto Dr
Prescott, AZ
HCV Welcome

Home W Yavapai Guidance Housing Smi 430 - 04

740 S Granite St
Prescott, AZ
HCV Welcome

Canyon Run Village

701 White Spar Rd
Prescott, AZ
HCV Welcome

Bradshaw Senior Community

133 Bradshaw Dr
Prescott, AZ
HCV Welcome

Willow Ridge

1205 Sandretto Dr
Prescott, AZ
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Prescott

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Prescott, Arizona

According to federal housing data and research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 461 affordable apartments for rent in Prescott, Arizona. Prescott features 100 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 361 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prescott.

Prescott, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 461
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $44,846 ±$2,841
Median Rent $816 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.05% ± 5.7pp
Total Population 40,700

Population and Household Demographics

Prescott is a City in Yavapai County, Arizona with a population of 40,700. There are 18,843 households in the city with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 34.94% of households in Prescott are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prescott

The median gross income for households in Prescott is $44,846 a year, or $3,737 a month. The median rent for the city is $816 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prescott, a household making less than $2,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Prescott.1

Area Median Income In Prescott

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 Prescott, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yavapai County.

In Prescott, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 Prescott

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 Prescott HUD Rental Assistance in Prescott

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
80% of Median $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Prescott

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

From 1989 to 2008, 4 low income apartment communities containing 347 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Prescott 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 Prescott

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
60% of Median $27,780 $31,740 $35,700 $39,660 $42,840 $46,020 $49,200 $52,380

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 Prescott is $35,700 a year, or $2,975 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,975 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $893 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% $579 $620 $744 $859 $959 $1,058
60% $695 $744 $893 $1,031 $1,151 $1,270
Fair Market Rents in Prescott

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
$714 $781 $1,026 $1,438 $1,501