Affordable Housing In Safford
Graham County, Arizona

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Safford

Sunshine Valley II Apartments

1901 S 20th Ave
Safford, Arizona

Casa De Flores Apartments

1775 S 20th Ave
Safford, Arizona
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mt Graham Apartments

2040 S 20th Ave
Safford, Arizona

Safford Villa Apartments

106 W 11th St
Safford, Arizona
Subsidized

Mountain View Terrace Apartments

1901 W Pepper Tree Dr Ofc
Safford, Arizona

Pinaleno Foothills Apartments

2500 S 17th Ave
Safford, Arizona
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Safford, Arizona

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 260 affordable apartments for rent in Safford, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Safford, Arizona

Safford features 103 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 Safford, Arizona

There are 157 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Safford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Safford, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Safford landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Safford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Safford, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $861 and $1,053.

2022 Safford, 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
Safford, Arizona Fair Market Rent $821 $824 $957 $1,359 $1,517
Safford, Arizona Payment Standard Range $739 to $903 $742 to $906 $861 to $1,053 $1,223 to $1,495 $1,365 to $1,669

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Safford, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 260
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 103
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $46,277 ±$4,741
Median Rent $767 ±$148
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.9% ± 9.99pp
Total Population 9,636

Population and Household Demographics

Safford is a city in Graham County, Arizona with a population of 9,636. There are 3,454 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 32.74% of households in Safford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Safford

The median gross income for households in Safford is $46,277 a year, or $3,856 a month. The median rent for the city is $767 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Safford, a household making less than $2,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Safford.

Area Median Income In Safford

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 Safford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Graham County.

In Safford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,100

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 Safford

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 Safford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Safford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,500 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,750 $42,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Safford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $39,750 $42,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Safford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,050 $46,200 $51,300 $55,450 $59,550 $63,650 $67,750