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Affordable Housing In Santa Cruz County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Cruz County

La Vista

300 W Gold Hill Rd
Nogales, Arizona

Casitas De Santa Cruz

1769 W Target Range Rd
Nogales, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing

Loma Mariposa

1790 N Loma Mariposa Rd
Nogales, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Loma Mariposa II

1830 N Loma Mariposa Rd
Nogales, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers


295 Pennsylvania
Patagonia, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Las Terrazas

661 E Patagonia Hwy
Nogales, Arizona

Casa Bonita Apartments Homes

1100 E Parkway Dr
Nogales, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

Mountain Pointe Apartments. Lihtc Phase II

800 E Baffert Dr
Nogales, Arizona
Accepts Vouchers

El Destino

1261 W Frontage Rd
Rio Rico, Arizona

Casas De Anza

1040 N Las Americas Dr
Nogales, Arizona

Other Housing Authorities located in Santa Cruz County

Housing Authority Programs
Nogales Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,383 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Santa Cruz County features 666 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 717 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.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santa Cruz County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,383
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 666
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
Total Population 47,073

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.1

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 $46,600

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $24,850 $26,850 $28,850 $30,850 $32,850
50% of Median $17,400 $19,900 $22,400 $24,850 $26,850 $28,850 $30,850 $32,850
80% of Median $27,850 $31,800 $35,800 $39,750 $42,950 $46,150 $49,300 $52,500

Cities In Santa Cruz County

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City Listings Served By
Nogales 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nogales is the Nogales Housing Authority.
Rio Rico 2
Beyerville 0
Elgin 0
Kino Springs 0
Amado 0
Patagonia 1
Sonoita 0
Tubac 0
Tumacacori Carmen 0
Tumacacori-Carmen 0