Affordable Housing In Tempe
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tempe
Housing Authorities that serve Tempe
|City of Tempe Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|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 Tempe, Arizona
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 247 affordable apartments for rent in Tempe, Arizona.
Income Based Apartments in Tempe, Arizona
Tempe features 134 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 Tempe, Arizona
There are 113 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tempe.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Tempe, Arizona
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tempe landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Tempe.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tempe, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,126 and $1,376.
2021 Tempe, 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|
|Tempe, Arizona Fair Market Rent||$933||$1,032||$1,251||$1,765||$2,010|
|Tempe, 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.
Tempe, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||247|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||134|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||58.24%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.39|
|Average Household Size||2.46|
|Median Household Income||$49,012 ±$1,387|
|Median Rent||$954 ±$15|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.55% ± 2.27pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Tempe is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 169,816. There are 64,810 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 58.24% of households in Tempe are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Tempe
The median gross income for households in Tempe is $49,012 a year, or $4,084 a month. The median rent for the city is $954 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tempe, a household making less than $3,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Tempe.
Area Median Income In Tempe
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 Tempe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Maricopa County.
In Tempe, 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 Tempe
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 Tempe
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tempe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tempe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tempe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.