Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Sierra Vista, AZ

Discover affordable housing in Sierra Vista where there are 8+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mountain View Apartments

77 El Camino Real , Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Casa Del Sol

1020 S Carmichael Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Desert Sky Townhomes

499 S Carmichael Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

San Pedro Apartments

4600 Charleston Rd, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Bonita Vista Apartments

570 S Coronado Dr, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Sun Crest Apartments

105 N Toscanini Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Santa Fe Springs

400 Denman Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Crystal Creek Townhomes

4500 Campus Dr, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

calendar_today Opened: Jan 31
calendar_today Closed: Feb 23,

Reported On February 1st, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Sierra Vista, Arizona
$5.86 (+41%) more than Arizona minimum wage and $12.96 (+179%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Sierra Vista, Arizona?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs for Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Go to the Arizona Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sierra Vista.

How many renters live in Sierra Vista, Arizona?

The City of Sierra Vista has 45,212 people living in 18,382 households.

There are 16,521 renters living in 7,075 renter households in this City. Renters make up 36.54 percent of the population living in Sierra Vista.

What is the rental market like in Sierra Vista, Arizona?

There are an estimated 20,286 housing units in the Sierra Vista area. Of these, 7,734 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Sierra Vista, Arizona, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Sierra Vista?

The rental vacancy rate in Sierra Vista is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Sierra Vista for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sierra Vista
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
422 1,211 1,901 2,459 1,002
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Sierra Vista

A large number of apartments in Sierra Vista have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Sierra Vista are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 39 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Sierra Vista

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $770 to $1,811. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $770
One BR $913
Two BR $1,067
Three BR $1,504
Four BR $1,811
2024 Fair Market Rents in Sierra Vista, Arizona

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Sierra Vista?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 232 55 percent
One BR 880 73 percent
Two BR 1,244 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Sierra Vista, Arizona

How many affordable rental units are in Sierra Vista?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Sierra Vista, Arizona including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 380
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 159
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Sierra Vista features 160 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 Sierra Vista, Arizona

There are 381 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sierra Vista.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sierra Vista, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sierra Vista landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sierra Vista.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sierra Vista, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $960 and $1,174.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.