Affordable Housing In Somerton
Yuma County, Arizona

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Somerton

Valley Vista

8450 W US Highway 95
Somerton, Arizona

Valle Del Desierto

245 S Bingham Ave
Somerton, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing

Del Pueblo Apartments

300 W Orchid St
Somerton, Arizona

Tierra Del Cielo Apartments

Somerton, Arizona

Amistad Apartments

1260 Cesar Chavez Ave
Somerton, Arizona

West Reservation Multi - Family Homes

143805 S Farm Rd
Somerton, Arizona

Somerton Apartments ( Hacienda Manuel Chavez )

500 N Somerton Ave
Somerton, Arizona

Casa De Roman Apartments

517 W Yucca St
Somerton, Arizona

Orchid Street Apts

441 S Somerton Ave
Somerton, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Somerton, 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 Somerton, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Yuma County Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Somerton, Arizona

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 468 affordable apartments for rent in Somerton, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Somerton, Arizona

Somerton features 300 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 Somerton, Arizona

There are 152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Somerton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Somerton, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Somerton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Somerton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Somerton, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $966 and $1,180.

2023 Somerton, 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
Somerton, Arizona Fair Market Rent $810 $815 $1,073 $1,514 $1,828
Somerton, Arizona Payment Standard Range $729 to $891 $734 to $897 $966 to $1,180 $1,363 to $1,665 $1,645 to $2,011

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Somerton, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 468
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 300
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.73%
Average Renter Household Size 3.09
Average Household Size 3.37
Median Household Income $31,540 ±$3,588
Median Rent $624 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.18% ± 12.54pp
Total Population 14,845

Population and Household Demographics

Somerton is a city in Yuma County, Arizona with a population of 14,845. There are 4,409 households in the city with an average household size of 3.37 persons. 31.73% of households in Somerton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Somerton

The median gross income for households in Somerton is $31,540 a year, or $2,628 a month. The median rent for the city is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Somerton, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Somerton.

Area Median Income In Somerton

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 Somerton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yuma County.

In Somerton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Somerton

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 Somerton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Somerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Somerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,050 $22,900 $25,750 $28,600 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Somerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400