Affordable Housing In Tempe
Maricopa County, Arizona

Affordable Housing programs support 190 income based apartments in Tempe where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 163 affordable apartments in Tempe that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Tempe, Arizona

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Tempe. Go to the Arizona Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Tempe.

Gracie's Village

1540 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

The River at Eastline Village

2106 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Good Shepherd East

1259 S Lola Lane
Tempe, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR

River at Eastline Village

2106 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Apache ASL Trails

2428 E APACHE BLVD
Tempe, Arizona

Broadway Apartments

2440 S Mill Ave
Tempe, Arizona
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tempe Villa

3425 S Priest Dr
Tempe, Arizona
Rent Assisted

Encore on Farmer

601 S Farmer Ave
Tempe, Arizona
Affordable

330 S Beck Ave Unit 108

330 S Beck Ave Unit 108
Tempe, Arizona
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Tempe

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Tempe, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
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)
Go to the Arizona Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Tempe.

Tempe, Arizona Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe features 190 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 163 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 $1,566 and $1,914.

2023 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 $1,344 $1,467 $1,740 $2,386 $2,716
Tempe, Arizona Payment Standard Range $1,210 to $1,478 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,566 to $1,914 $2,147 to $2,625 $2,444 to $2,988

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tempe, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 353
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
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
Total Population 169,816

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 $88,800

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 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.
$18,550 $21,200 $23,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tempe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,500 $56,550 $63,600 $70,650 $76,350 $82,000 $87,650 $93,300