Housing Authorities in Arizona

State of Housing in ArizonaThe state of Arizona uses income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low-income limits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one Housing Authority but not at another.

Arizona Income Limits, 2013

 1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%
50% (Very Low-Income)
60%
80% (Low Income)
10400
17300
20760
27650
11850
19750
23700
31600
13350
22200
26640
35550
14800
24650
29580
39450
16000
26650
31980
42650
17200
28600
34320
45800
18400
30600
36720
48950
19550
32550
39060
52100
30%
50% (Very Low-Income)
60%
80% (Low Income)
10750
17850
21420
28600
12250
20400
24480
32650
13800
22950
27540
36750
15300
25500
30600
40800
16550
27550
33060
44100
17750
29600
35520
47350
19000
31650
37980
50600
20200
33700
40440
53900
30%
50% (Very Low-Income)
60%
80% (Low Income)
11550
19250
23100
30800
13200
22000
26400
35200
14850
24750
29700
39600
16500
27500
33000
44000
17850
29700
35640
47550
19150
31900
38280
51050
20500
34100
40920
54600
21800
36300
43560
58100
30%
50% (Very Low-Income)
60%
80% (Low Income)
10350
17250
20700
27550
11800
19700
23640
31500
13300
22150
26580
35450
14750
24600
29520
39350
15950
26600
31920
42500
17150
28550
34260
45650
18300
30550
36660
48800
19500
32500
39000
51950
30%
50% (Very Low-Income)
60%
80% (Low Income)
10350
17250
20700
27550
11800
19700
23640
31500
13300
22150
26580
35450
14750
24600
29520
39350
15950
26600
31920
42500
17150
28550
34260
45650
18300
30550
36660
48800
19500
32500
39000
51950
30%
50% (Very Low-Income)
60%
80% (Low Income)
10350
17250
20700
27550
11880
19700
23640
31500
13300
22150
26580
35450
14750
24600
29520
39350
15950
26600
31920
42500
17150
28550
34260
45650
18300
30550
36660
48800
19500
32500
39000
51950

Housing Choice Voucher

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. The U.S .Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.

Home Modification

Home Modification is a resource to help make homes more accessible for people with disabilities and seniors to increaseState of Housing in Arizona their independence at home and avoid falls. Most Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide home modifications in specific communities where funding is available.

Assisted Living Centers

Assisted Living Centers are for people needing assistance with activities of daily living. They bridge the gap between independent living and skilled nursing facilities. The state licenses assisted living facilities.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled Nursing Facilities are licensed nursing care facilities providing the highest level of medical care for persons who are not able to perform activities of daily living. Skilled nursing is often used for acute, short stays after a hospitalization. Long term care in a skilled setting is usually the final placement for an elderly adult.

Foreclosure Help-Line

For those who lost their jobs and are behind on their mortgage payments, free counseling is available. Call 1-877-448-1211 (toll-free).If you are in need of a place to live, visit the website of Social Serve.com, an affordable housing database that provides information on available units around the state of Arizona.

Employment for the Homeless Youth, Adult, or Veteran

State of Housing in ArizonaThe Sullivan Jackson Employment Center (SJEC) opened its doors in 1986 to respond to the employment and training needs of homeless men and women seeking to enter the workforce. Primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding, SJEC has been a pioneer in developing effective approaches to assist homeless individuals and families seeking to become self-sufficient.SJEC does not target a particular segment of the homeless population. SJEC accepts all individuals – men, women, youth and veterans who meet the basic program requirements:

  • Homeless,
  • Unemployed,
  • Job-willing, and
  • Referred by another community-based agency.

Clients dedicate themselves to a structured job search program with the assistance and review of case management and job development staff.When employment is obtained, the SJEC continues to support the client's transition to independent living.

Aftercare Program

Clients may participate in SJEC's aftercare program for up to one year following employment. The program focus on early and prompt intervention to prevent loss of employment and assistance is adjusting to work and independent living.The Sullivan Jackson Employment Center also helps clients with an array of supportive services, including educational opportunities, usually provided by partner agencies.

Arizona Department of Economic Security Coordinated Homeless Programs

The Homeless Coordination Office plans and coordinates activities and contracts with community-based organizationsState of Housing in Arizona and local governments to provide services for homeless and near-homeless individuals and families throughout the state.

National Coalition of Homeless Vets

NCHV is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
The eligibility requirements for admission to the Section 8 program and public housing are:

  • Must qualify as a family.
  • Must be within income limits.
  • Must meet citizenship/eligible immigration criteria.
  • Be able to provide Social Security documentation.
  • Must sign consent authorization documents, and
  • Must pass a criminal background assessment.
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