Arizona Housing Vouchers

Section 8 Arizona Housing Vouchers

Section 8 Housing Program is a federally funded rental assistance for low-income families, disabled persons, and the elderly. The Section 8 Housing helps underprivileged afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market where the program is available. Learn more about Section 8 Housing Programs.

Arizona Housing Vouchers Program is administered through Arizona Public Housing Authority and offers two different Section 8 programs: the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Project-Based Rental Assistance. Both housing programs help Arizona eligible individuals and families broaden their housing options in the private rental market.

Arizona Section 8 Housing Voucher Program has an allotment of 70 vouchers for homeless veterans and an additional 89 vouchers for the general population of Yavapai County. Because of the small number of vouchers, there is a waiting list, and usually, the list is closed – applications are not accepted.  When the waiting list for Section 8 Housing is open, notice is published in local newspapers and social service agencies are notified. Call Arizona Public Housing Authority at 602-771-1000 to inquire about the current availability of Section 8 Housing Vouchers at Yavapai County.

When the waiting list is open, completed pre-applications will be accepted from all applicants. The Housing Authority will then verify the information in the application relevant to the applicant’s eligibility, admission and benefits level. Once on the waiting list, applicants must notify the Arizona Department of Housing in writing, every 12 months of their continued interest to remain on the waiting list.

Once a Section 8 Voucher is issued the family has four months to secure housing. The family that is issued Arizona Housing Vouchers is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the Section 8 program. Choices of housing units may include family’s present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety as determined by the local Housing Authority. ADOH does not pay for security deposits and moving expenses. The tenant is responsible for paying for any utilities not included in the rent according to the lease.

Income eligibility limits and benefit levels are based on local median income and local housing costs but are set largely at the federal level with limited local discretion. Income requirements are generally set as less than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI), but can be up to 80% in some cases. By law, seventy-five percent of the newly issued vouchers must go to families with incomes below 30% of the Area Median Income.

Current recipients maintain Arizona Housing Vouchers until their income reaches a level at which the value of their housing subsidy is reduced to $0.00 – all housing subsidies are calculated based on family income, housing costs, and other factors.

For specifics on eligibility for each Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, please, check with your local Arizona Public Housing Authority.

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Arizona Project-Based Rental Assistance

The Arizona Public Housing Authority promotes affordable housing opportunities through Project Based Contract Administration of 115 federally subsidized properties. The Project Based Contract Administration involves over 8,000 units throughout the state of Arizona. Project Based Rental Assistance is a program that pays part of the rent to qualified tenants for a specific building designated as Section 8 and subsidized by the Federal Government with the primary purpose to provide affordable housing for low-income families.  Applications are accepted, and waiting lists are maintained at each housing site.The populations served are households that are extremely low-income with income up to 50% of the Area Median Income. HUD establishes and publishes the income parameters annually.

 Housing Counseling Services

Contact one of the HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Arizona State for the following education workshops or counseling services

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshops
  • Financial Management/Budget Counseling
  • Financial, Budgeting and Credit Repair Workshops
  • Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops
  • Pre-purchase Counseling
  • Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
  • Predatory Lending Education Workshops
  • Rental Housing Counseling
  • Rental Housing Workshops
  • Resolving/Preventing Mortgage Delinquency Workshops
  • Services for Homeless Counseling
  • Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling

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