Affordable Housing In Willcox
Cochise County, Arizona

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Willcox

Cochise Village Apartments

210 S Bisbee Ave
Willcox, Arizona
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1-3 BR

Willcox Senior Apartments

457 W Scott St
Willcox, Arizona
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1 BR

Willcox Townhomes

804 W. Hoch Lane
Willcox, Arizona

Willcox Villa Apartments

201 N Bisbee Ave
Willcox, Arizona

Willcox Farmworker Apartments

708 N Arizona Ave
Willcox, Arizona
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Willcox, 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 Willcox, Arizona

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cochise County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Willcox, Arizona

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 260 affordable apartments for rent in Willcox, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Willcox, Arizona

Willcox features 180 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 Willcox, Arizona

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Willcox.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Willcox, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Willcox landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Willcox.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Willcox, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $868 and $1,060.

2023 Willcox, 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
Willcox, Arizona Fair Market Rent $727 $775 $964 $1,370 $1,642
Willcox, Arizona Payment Standard Range $654 to $800 $698 to $853 $868 to $1,060 $1,233 to $1,507 $1,478 to $1,806

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Willcox, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 260
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 180
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $42,045 ±$12,590
Median Rent $573 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.35% ± 20.27pp
Total Population 3,639

Population and Household Demographics

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona with a population of 3,639. There are 1,372 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 32.65% of households in Willcox are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Willcox

The median gross income for households in Willcox is $42,045 a year, or $3,504 a month. The median rent for the city is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Willcox, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Willcox.

Area Median Income In Willcox

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 Willcox, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cochise County.

In Willcox, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,500

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 Willcox

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 Willcox

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Willcox AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,000 $42,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Willcox AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Willcox AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150