Affordable Housing In South Tucson
Pima County, Arizona

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in South Tucson, 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 South Tucson, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
South Tucson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Pima County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in South Tucson, Arizona

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in South Tucson, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in South Tucson, Arizona

South Tucson features 0 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 South Tucson, Arizona

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Tucson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Tucson, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South Tucson landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in South Tucson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South Tucson, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $901 and $1,101.

2022 South Tucson, 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
South Tucson, Arizona Fair Market Rent $665 $761 $1,001 $1,422 $1,685
South Tucson, Arizona Payment Standard Range $599 to $732 $685 to $837 $901 to $1,101 $1,280 to $1,564 $1,517 to $1,854

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

South Tucson, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $21,964 ±$3,233
Median Rent $587 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.33% ± 10.77pp
Total Population 5,686

Population and Household Demographics

South Tucson is a city in Pima County, Arizona with a population of 5,686. There are 1,833 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 69.61% of households in South Tucson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Tucson

The median gross income for households in South Tucson is $21,964 a year, or $1,830 a month. The median rent for the city is $587 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Tucson, a household making less than $1,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.33% of households who rent are overburdened in South Tucson.

Area Median Income In South Tucson

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 South Tucson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pima County.

In South Tucson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 South Tucson

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 South Tucson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South Tucson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the South Tucson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the South Tucson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,450 $43,950 $49,450 $54,900 $59,300 $63,700 $68,100 $72,500