Affordable Housing In Yuma
Yuma County, Arizona

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Yuma

Terracina Apartments

Yuma, Arizona
2-3 BR

Catalina Square Apartments

3000 Catalina Dr
Yuma, Arizona
Call For Rent
1 BR

Charlene Gardens 2

Yuma, Arizona

Vince Nelson Visa

Yuma, Arizona

HACY Villa

Yuma, Arizona

Charlene Gardens

Yuma, Arizona

L M Kelly Apartments

721 E 24th St
Yuma, Arizona
Elderly Supportive Housing

James E Jefferson Manor

1350 W 5th St
Yuma, Arizona

HACY Gardens

656 S 16th Ave
Yuma, Arizona
Income Based
2-3 BR

HACY Estates

1635 W 3rd St
Yuma, Arizona
Income Based
3 BR

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Yuma Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Yuma, Arizona

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,725 affordable apartments for rent in Yuma, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Yuma, Arizona

Yuma features 628 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 Yuma, Arizona

There are 1,030 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Yuma.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Yuma, Arizona

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Yuma, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $966 and $1,180.

2023 Yuma, 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
Yuma, Arizona Fair Market Rent $810 $815 $1,073 $1,514 $1,828
Yuma, Arizona Payment Standard Range $729 to $891 $734 to $897 $966 to $1,180 $1,363 to $1,665 $1,645 to $2,011

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Yuma, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,725
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 628
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $43,754 ±$1,653
Median Rent $879 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.83% ± 4.18pp
Total Population 93,812

Population and Household Demographics

Yuma is a city in Yuma County, Arizona with a population of 93,812. There are 33,394 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 40.48% of households in Yuma are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Yuma

The median gross income for households in Yuma is $43,754 a year, or $3,646 a month. The median rent for the city is $879 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Yuma, a household making less than $2,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Yuma.

Area Median Income In Yuma

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 Yuma, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yuma County.

In Yuma, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Yuma

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 Yuma

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Yuma AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Yuma AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,050 $22,900 $25,750 $28,600 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Yuma AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400