Affordable Housing In Sun Lakes
Maricopa County, Arizona

Waiting List Openings In Sun Lakes

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sun Lakes, 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 Sun Lakes, Arizona

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 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 $1,180 and $1,442.

2022 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
Sun Lakes, Arizona Fair Market Rent $1,005 $1,091 $1,311 $1,825 $2,078
Sun Lakes, Arizona Payment Standard Range $905 to $1,106 $982 to $1,200 $1,180 to $1,442 $1,643 to $2,008 $1,870 to $2,286

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 $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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sun Lakes 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 Lakes 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 Lakes 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