Affordable Housing In Tucson
Pima County, Arizona

101 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tucson

Valle Del Sur

251 W 38th St
Tucson, Arizona
$539-732
1-4 BR

Casa Bonita

5720 S Randall Blvd
Tucson, Arizona
$335-559
1 BR

Bnai Brith Covenant House II

4414 E 2nd St
Tucson, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sentinel Plaza

125 S Linda Ave
Tucson, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Blanche Johnson Courtyards

1435 E 36th St
Tucson, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sunnyside Pointe Villas

730 E Emma Maria St
Tucson, Arizona
$759-908
3 BR
62+

Menlo Park Apartments

427 N. Grande Ave
Tucson, Arizona
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Bnai BrithGerd

370 N Pantano Rd
Tucson, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Armory Park Apartments

211 S 5th Ave
Tucson, Arizona
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Miracle Point Apartments

375 W Blacklidge Dr
Tucson, Arizona
$644-769
1-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tucson, 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 Tucson, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Pima County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tucson, Arizona

There are 101 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,397 affordable apartments for rent in Tucson, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson features 3,420 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 Tucson, Arizona

There are 3,977 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tucson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tucson, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tucson landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Tucson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tucson, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $901 and $1,101.

2022 Tucson, 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
Tucson, Arizona Fair Market Rent $665 $761 $1,001 $1,422 $1,685
Tucson, Arizona Payment Standard Range $599 to $732 $685 to $837 $901 to $1,101 $1,280 to $1,564 $1,517 to $1,854

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tucson, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 101
Total Low Income Apartments 7,397
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,420
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $37,149 ±$698
Median Rent $756 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.07% ± 1.28pp
Total Population 528,374

Population and Household Demographics

Tucson is a city in Pima County, Arizona with a population of 528,374. There are 206,342 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 51.21% of households in Tucson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tucson

The median gross income for households in Tucson is $37,149 a year, or $3,096 a month. The median rent for the city is $756 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tucson, a household making less than $2,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Tucson.

Area Median Income In Tucson

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 Tucson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pima County.

In Tucson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 Tucson

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 Tucson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tucson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tucson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tucson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,450 $43,950 $49,450 $54,900 $59,300 $63,700 $68,100 $72,500