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Affordable Housing In Sun Lakes
Maricopa County, Arizona

Housing Authorities that serve Sun Lakes

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sun Lakes, Arizona

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

Income Based Apartments in Sun Lakes, Arizona

Sun Lakes 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 Lakes, Arizona

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sun Lakes, Arizona

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sun Lakes, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,056 and $1,290.

2020 Sun Lakes, 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
Fair Market Rent $847 $958 $1,173 $1,676 $1,916
Payment Standard Range $762 to $932 $862 to $1,054 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,508 to $1,844 $1,724 to $2,108

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sun Lakes, 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 8.2%
Average Renter Household Size 1.46
Average Household Size 1.74
Median Household Income $51,384 ±$3,944
Median Rent $1,579 ±$405
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.39% ± 8.32pp
Total Population 14,378

Population and Household Demographics

Sun Lakes is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 14,378. There are 8,245 households in the city with an average household size of 1.74 persons. 8.2% of households in Sun Lakes are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sun Lakes

The median gross income for households in Sun Lakes is $51,384 a year, or $4,282 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sun Lakes, a household making less than $5,263 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Sun Lakes.

Area Median Income In Sun Lakes

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

In Sun Lakes, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,800

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 Lakes

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 Lakes

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
80% of Median $43,600 $49,800 $56,050 $62,250 $67,250 $72,250 $77,200 $82,200