Affordable Housing In Santa Cruz County
18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Cruz County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz County, Arizona
There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,390 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
Income Based Apartments in Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Santa Cruz County features 734 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 Santa Cruz County, Arizona
There are 656 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Cruz County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Cruz County, Arizona
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Cruz County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Santa Cruz County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Cruz County, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $761 and $931.
2022 Santa Cruz County, 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|
|Santa Cruz County, Arizona Fair Market Rent||$574||$643||$846||$1,143||$1,147|
|Santa Cruz County, Arizona Payment Standard Range||$517 to $631||$579 to $707||$761 to $931||$1,029 to $1,257||$1,032 to $1,262|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Santa Cruz County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||18|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,390|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||734|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||34%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.03|
|Average Household Size||3.04|
|Median Household Income||$40,140 ±$2,637|
|Median Rent||$603 ±$30|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.6% ± 4.49pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Santa Cruz County is a county in Arizona with a population of 47,073. There are 15,359 households in the county with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 34% of households in Santa Cruz County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Cruz County
The median gross income for households in Santa Cruz County is $40,140 a year, or $3,345 a month. The median rent for the county is $603 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Cruz County, a household making less than $2,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Cruz County.
Area Median Income In Santa Cruz County
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.
In Santa Cruz County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,000
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 Santa Cruz County
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 Santa Cruz County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Cruz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Cruz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Cruz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Santa Cruz County
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|Nogales||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nogales is the Nogales Housing Authority.|