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Affordable Housing In Sun City
Maricopa County, Arizona

Housing Authorities that serve Sun City

Housing Authority Programs
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sun City, Arizona

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

Income Based Apartments in Sun City, Arizona

Sun City 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 Sun City, Arizona

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sun City, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sun City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sun City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sun City, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,126 and $1,376.

2021 Sun City, 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
Sun City, Arizona Fair Market Rent $933 $1,032 $1,251 $1,765 $2,010
Sun City, Arizona Payment Standard Range $840 to $1,026 $929 to $1,135 $1,126 to $1,376 $1,589 to $1,942 $1,809 to $2,211

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sun City, 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 8.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $151,184 ±$21,378
Median Rent $2,804 ±$1,312
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.95% ± 22.81pp
Total Population 13,477

Population and Household Demographics

Sun City is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 13,477. There are 5,258 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 8.33% of households in Sun City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sun City

The median gross income for households in Sun City is $151,184 a year, or $12,599 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,804 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sun City, a household making less than $9,347 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Sun City.

Area Median Income In Sun City

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 Sun City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maricopa County.

In Sun City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Sun City

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 Sun City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sun City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sun City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sun City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450