Affordable Housing In Sierra Vista
Cochise County, Arizona

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sierra Vista

Mountain View Apartments

77 El Camino Real
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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2-4 BR

Desert Sky Townhomes

499 S Carmichael Ave
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Bonita Vista Apartments

570 S Coronado Dr
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Santa Fe Springs

400 Denman Ave
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Casa Del Sol

1020 S Carmichael Ave
Sierra Vista, Arizona

San Pedro Apartments

4600 Charleston Rd
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Crystal Creek Townhomes

4500 Campus Dr
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Sun Crest Apartments

105 N Toscanini Ave
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sierra Vista, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sierra Vista, Arizona

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 629 affordable apartments for rent in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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 $868 and $1,060.

2023 Sierra Vista, 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
Sierra Vista, Arizona Fair Market Rent $727 $775 $964 $1,370 $1,642
Sierra Vista, Arizona Payment Standard Range $654 to $800 $698 to $853 $868 to $1,060 $1,233 to $1,507 $1,478 to $1,806

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sierra Vista, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 629
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 160
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $59,091 ±$2,701
Median Rent $931 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.94% ± 5.39pp
Total Population 44,892

Population and Household Demographics

Sierra Vista is a city in Cochise County, Arizona with a population of 44,892. There are 16,777 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 47.21% of households in Sierra Vista are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sierra Vista

The median gross income for households in Sierra Vista is $59,091 a year, or $4,924 a month. The median rent for the city is $931 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sierra Vista, a household making less than $3,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Sierra Vista.

Area Median Income In Sierra Vista

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 Sierra Vista, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cochise County.

In Sierra Vista, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,500

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 Sierra Vista

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 Sierra Vista

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sierra Vista AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,000 $42,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sierra Vista AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sierra Vista AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150