Affordable Housing In Tolleson
Maricopa County, Arizona

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tolleson

Casa De Merced

62 N 92nd Dr
Tolleson, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing

John Hollar Gardens

9262 W Baden St
Tolleson, Arizona

Copper Cove Apartments

101 N 91st Ave
Tolleson, Arizona

San Lucas Apartments

8701 W Van Buren St
Tolleson, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tolleson, 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 Tolleson, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
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)
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tolleson, Arizona

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 578 affordable apartments for rent in Tolleson, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Tolleson, Arizona

Tolleson features 86 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 Tolleson, Arizona

There are 492 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tolleson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tolleson, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tolleson landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Tolleson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tolleson, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,566 and $1,914.

2023 Tolleson, 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
Tolleson, Arizona Fair Market Rent $1,344 $1,467 $1,740 $2,386 $2,716
Tolleson, 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 research.

Tolleson, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 578
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Average Household Size 3.14
Median Household Income $31,388 ±$4,339
Median Rent $829 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.03% ± 12.83pp
Total Population 6,806

Population and Household Demographics

Tolleson is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona with a population of 6,806. There are 2,169 households in the city with an average household size of 3.14 persons. 60.86% of households in Tolleson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tolleson

The median gross income for households in Tolleson is $31,388 a year, or $2,616 a month. The median rent for the city is $829 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tolleson, a household making less than $2,763 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Tolleson.

Area Median Income In Tolleson

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

In Tolleson, 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 Tolleson

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 Tolleson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tolleson 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 Tolleson 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 Tolleson 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