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Housing Phoenix Plan

Addressing the Housing Shortage in Phoenix​

​​The Housing Phoenix Plan​ documents the findings of the city's Affordable Housing Initiative, which launched in 2019 with the goal of completing a housing needs assessment​ and establishing policy recommendations to address the city's current housing challenge. Through extensive research and community outreach, the plan identifies the community's housing needs, documents the housing gap, compiles nationwide best practices, and recommends nine policy initiatives to reach the goal of creating a stronger and more vibrant Phoenix through increased housing options for all.

Visit the Housing Phoenix Plan webpage
View the latest Housing Phoenix Plan Quarterly Update
Learn about the PRO Housing Grant Application

​Sept. 26, 2023 7:01 p.m. 

The City of Phoenix Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list period is now closed.

Visit the S8waitlist webpage

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To request a reasonable accommodation or free language translation services, please call 602-262-6794. For TTY or other such accommodations, please use 7-1-1 Friendly. 

Para solicitar alojamiento razonable o servicios gratuitos de traducción de idiomas, llame al 602-262-6794. Para la línea TTY u otros servicios similares, debe tener compatibilidad con 7-1-1. 

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For information on ADA accommodations visit the ADA Compliance webpage.​

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Fair Market Rents Notice 

​Effective October 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) changed its fair market rents, which requires the City to make a change. The City of Phoenix Housing Department will increase its flat rent.

​View the Flat Rents notice​ 


Notice of Rent Increase - Fillmore Gardens 
​View the rent increase noticeVer el aviso de aumento de alquiler

Source of Income 

​On April 6, 2023 the Equal Opportunity Department began enforcing the amendment to Chapter 18 of the City Code. The amendment is designed to address housing discrimination against persons who receive various kinds of sources of income, including but not limited to Housing Choice (section 8) vouchers, and other forms of governmental assistance. To learn more, visit phoenix.gov/EOD, call (602) 262-7486, or email contact.eod@phoenix.gov​

View Press Release: Source of Income Discrimination Ban Goes into Effect April 6​

About Housing​​

​City of Phoenix Housing Department programs provide public housing, Section 8 housing vouchers, affordable rental apartments and single-family homes to more than 35,000 area residents.  This includes partnering with non-profit and for-profit community organizations on the preservation and development of affordable housing units. Learn more about Housing​​.​


​H​ousing in the News



City of Phoenix Celebrates Opening of "The Hive," Offering Free Computer Access and Traininghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/3013Housing2/6/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/DQ3fhK1Ra0A?si=SuGUlYqQCoaJPD0F City of Phoenix Celebrates Opening of "The Hive," Offering Free Computer Access and Training<div class="ExternalClass9B89BD58E4534806A85D728252698607"><html> <p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">The City of Phoenix, in partnership with Digital Equity Institute and Maricopa County, celebrated the grand opening of the Hive at Aeroterra. Located inside the Aeroterra Community Center, The Hive at Aeroterra is the first of several centers that Digital Equity Institute and its partners will open. The state-of-the-art digital device access center is equipped with the latest technology to provide free computer and iPad access to community members. The Hive is outfitted with computers, 3D printers, interactive sensory tools and Digital Navigators who provide onsite digital skills training. The goal of the space is to help close the digital divide and ensure equal access to tech support and digital skill building.​</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingVideohousing
Now Open: City of Phoenix Pre-Application to Join the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2860Housing9/13/2023 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2860/Newsroom_Housing_Aeroterra_01.pngNow Open: City of Phoenix Pre-Application to Join the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist <div class="ExternalClass2A6E7AF927EF4DD2AC9EED23170C8972"><html> <p>The City of Phoenix Housing Department is now accepting pre-applications to join the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waitlist. The waitlist will be open for pre-applications through September 26 at 7 p.m. <br><br>The City's HCV program, commonly known as Section 8, is available for low-income individuals and families in need of assistance paying for rental housing. This is the first time the waitlist has opened since 2016. Anyone who is interested in joining the waitlist is encouraged to submit a pre-application during the opening period. <br><br>"At the City, we remain committed to ensuring that Phoenicians can find an affordable place to call home. The Housing Choice Voucher Program plays a crucial role in providing our residents with an opportunity to find safe and stable housing, and I hope all those in need of assistance will take advantage of this opportunity," said Mayor Gallego. <br><br>Voucher recipients are free to choose their own rental housing in the private market. Generally, participants pay 30 percent of their monthly income toward rent and utilities and the program pays the difference up to the contract rent to the landlord each month.  <br><br>Pre-applications are available in multiple languages and accepted online, in-person, and via email, fax, and mail. The pre-application is estimated to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Placement is not first come, first served. All pre-applications received during the opening period will be electronically randomized for placement on the waitlist and eligibility will be verified when the applicant is selected from the waitlist as vouchers become available.  <br><br>“The Housing Choice Voucher program is a vital tool in helping residents find and keep affordable housing," said Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari. “I'm particularly grateful that City staff have made the pre-application available in a variety of languages, from Spanish to Swahili with various ways to complete and submit the pre-application. I encourage all residents interested in joining the waitlist to apply."   <br><br>“After waiting nearly 8 years, I'm beyond thankful we've been able to reopen the HCV waiting list for the many families and residents in need of this program," said Councilwoman O'Brien. “As thankful as I am that new families will be able to apply for the program, I still would like to see the federal Housing and Urban Development Department look into reevaluating their voucher equation and provide more vouchers to the City of Phoenix to more accurately represent the needs of the fifth largest city in the Country." <br><br>"The Housing Choice Voucher program is an important tool the City is able to utilize to provide housing assistance to low-income families in our community," said Councilwoman Stark. "I am eager to see the pre-application has reopened, and I hope all eligible residents take advantage of this opportunity and apply. Filling out a ten-minute application could be life-changing for those who qualify." <br><br>“Section 8 provides invaluable assistance for low-income families being priced out of the housing market and is a step in the right direction to ensure Phoenix residents have access to safe and stable housing," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “The application is free and will be available in several languages. Because this is the first time the application has opened in 7 years, I urge everyone who needs the vouchers to apply." <br><br>"I am thankful that the Housing Department has reopened the Section 8 Voucher waitlist for Phoenix residents," said District 5 Councilwoman Betty Guardado. "This program will help our low-income families who may be struggling to make ends meet and ensure they have safe and accessible housing opportunities." <br><br>"Section 8 Vouchers have the potential to make a real difference in the lives of our lower-income residents," said Councilman Kevin Robinson. "As the chair of the Economic Development and Housing Subcommittee, I am eager to do my part to ensure its success and I look forward to seeing how this program will grow in the future." <br><br>“Since the list was last opened seven years ago, the demand for more affordable housing options has increased and it will continue to increase. While this will help several families in Phoenix, we hope that the federal government will hasten the pace of providing access to more vouchers," said Councilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington. <br><br>Learn more about the pre-application process and how to apply at <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenix.gov/housing">phoenix.gov/housing</a>, email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:S8waitlist@phoenix.gov">S8waitlist@phoenix.gov</a> or call 602-534-3030. <br><br>Landlords interested in learning more about the Housing Choice Voucher Program and the City's available $2,000 landlord incentive can learn more <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?ea25e45740e1ebc244e01801f99e4bb8b4f2603d22c61f6cd7c1ecd414968406">here</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousing

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Fair HousingThe City of Phoenix Housing Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status in admission or access to its programs. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation or free language translation services, please call 602-262-6794. For T-T-Y or other such accommodations please use 7-1-1 Friendly.

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Statements of Commitment

​​The City of Phoenix fully supports the concept of equal business and employment opportunities for all persons.

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Main Office:

251 W. Washington St., 4th Fl.
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611​
Phone: (602) 262-6794
Email:​ housing@phoenix.gov
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Section 8 ​Office:

830 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 534-1974​​​