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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 website

Housing Department



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Housing Choice Voucher Programs157https://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_03.jpgHousing Choice Voucher Programshttps://www.phoenix.gov/housing/section-8-resourceshttps://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=157 With a housing choice voucher, qualified families can choose to live in single-family houses, townhomes or apartments. <div class="ExternalClass839F161BCF134817B257BAE7C7E9CE27"><p>With a housing choice voucher, qualified families can choose to live in single-family houses, townhomes or apartments.</p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140081EF6A2FC269924597690C913DD6FFD6Image
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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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Source of Income 

The Equal Opportunity Department will begin enforcing the recent amendment to Chapter 18 of the City Code, on April 6, 2023. 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. For a list of additional housing discrimination protections and to learn more about initiating a complaint if you believe you have been a victim of discrimination because of your source of income, please 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​

Fair Market Rents Notice 

​Effective October 1, 2022, 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​ 


Utility Allowance Changes 

​Effective April 1, 2022, the City of Phoenix Housing Department utility allowance will be changed.​ 

​View the Utility Allowance Change Notice


Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) 

The HAF program provides help for homeowners who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. Find out if you qualify.​

​Learn more about HAF


HUD Addresses Tenant Concerns

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed a flyer to provide Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) participants with information and resources about paying rent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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



Turn Your Rental Units Into Cash https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2686Housing3/13/2023 5:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2686/landlord open house.jpgTurn Your Rental Units Into Cash <div class="ExternalClassEFD1F3C87C384D1D9F000ECF1D65F720"><html> <p>​If you own a home or rental unit in Phoenix and are looking for consistent, reliable rental income, come join us for an Owner Open House to learn about the benefits of the City of Phoenix's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.<br></p> <p> <strong>WHO</strong>: Current landlords and those interested in becoming landlords with the Section 8 HCV program.</p> <p> <strong>WHERE</strong>: Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd.</p> <p> <strong>WHEN</strong>: Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. </p> <p> <strong>WHY</strong>: In order to provide housing arrangements for more people with rental subsidy, Phoenix is looking for more landlords willing to accept Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs).</p> <p> <strong>Please RSVP</strong>: Email <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?b1926d4d3e7c1b09c9a37fc6ebe706bb870cdb98874db315e636345bfac83889" target="_blank">OpenHouseRSVP@quadel.com</a>.</p> <p>At the open house, landlords will have the chance to learn about Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts, inspections, leasing, moves, the $2,000 sign-on bonus for new HAP contracts, and more. Get your voucher questions answered in a meet-and-greet with staff from Housing, Human Services, and the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.</p> <p>This year we have implemented two breakout sessions to share more about the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and Project Based Vouchers (PBV). </p> <ul> <li>10:30 a.m. - Housing Quality Standards (HQS) – How to ensure your units pass inspection </li> <li>11:30 a.m. - Project Based Voucher (PBV) 101 – The basics of project-based vouchers</li> </ul> <p>“The Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers help the landlords just as much as they help the tenants," said Elenia Sotelo, a housing manager in the Phoenix Housing Department. “We want to make sure more property owners are aware of the benefits of accepting Housing Choice Vouchers."</p> <p>Some of those benefits include:</p> <ul> <li>Payment consistency- landlords will receive monthly subsidy checks from the City. </li> <li>Renter stability- voucher holders are able to stay in their homes longer, reducing turnover.</li> <li>Access to housing specialists who can guide landlords through the process.</li> </ul> <p>Computers will be available to access files and information. Light refreshments will be served.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousing
Soluna Reshapes and Revitalizes Edison-Eastlake Community https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2547Housing10/29/2022 12:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2547/newsroom_Housing_20.jpgSoluna Reshapes and Revitalizes Edison-Eastlake Community <div class="ExternalClassEC6F6632CD244C2BB851B029C203DEE1"><html>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Today, the City of Phoenix celebrated the grand opening of Soluna Apartments, the first Choice Neighborhoods mixed-income housing development in the Edison-Eastlake Community. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br></span><br><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Soluna features 177 modern, energy-efficient units ranging from one to five bedrooms. The community is designed to provide quality living at an affordable cost, with 80 percent of units offered as affordable housing and 20 percent of units available at market rate.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“Ensuring affordable housing options for all who call our City home is a top priority for me,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “One of the greatest challenges our residents face is simply housing availability, and 177 new units here at Soluna Apartments is a great step forward in addressing that. I couldn’t be more excited to see more housing options coming to South Phoenix.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Centrally located at 19</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><span data-fontsize="12">th</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> St. and Roosevelt, Soluna offers residents views of Edison Park and multiple amenities including a unique art plaza, three community rooms, playgrounds, a business center, a fitness center, and green space with plenty of shade trees. Soluna is the first phase of rental housing units developed as part of a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the Edison-Eastlake neighborhood and encourage a sense of pride in the community.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">"I am proud the City of Phoenix is continuing to prioritize affordable housing with this grand opening of Soluna Apartments," said Councilmember Garcia. "This mixed-income housing investment will ensure that my constituents have quality affordable housing options in vibrant neighborhoods.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default" data-ccp-parastyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"7e74a970-2599-432c-b523-713c64cb2760|7","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"Default",201340122,"2",134233614,"true",469778129,"Default",201342448,"1",469777841,"Calibri",469777842,"Calibri",469777843,"Calibri",469777844,"Calibri",469769226,"Calibri",335551500,"0",268442635,"24",335559740,"240",201341983,"0",335559739,"0"]}">Soluna, the combination of “sol” (sun) and “</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default">luna</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default">” (moon) in Spanish, received the 2022 Brian Mickelson Housing Hero Award for Outstanding Affordable Housing Initiative. The community</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default"> was developed in partnership with Gorman and Company</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default">, capitalizing on transit-oriented development opportunities, deconcentrating poverty, and ensuring long-term housing affordability in this community. </span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">“Phoenix has embarked on the Housing Phoenix Plan, which was approved by the Mayor and Council in 2020, to create and preserve 50,000 units by 2030,” said Titus Mathew, City of Phoenix Housing Department Director. “There has never been a greater need for affordable housing than the present. This new project will provide hundreds of Phoenix residents access to safe and quality affordable housing. Thanks to all our partners, Mayor Gallego, Councilman Garcia, Department of Housing and Urban Development and our wonderful residents.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default">“Soluna is the first phase of a five-phased undertaking that will represent the single largest public housing redevelopment effort in Arizona history,” said Gorman’s CEO Brian Swanton. “What makes this project truly special is the level of intergenerational resident engagement in its design. The residents of Edison-Eastlake took a hands-on role from the very beginning, and now they are moving into their brand-new homes</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default">."</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Default"></span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Soluna was funded by Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity (LIHTC), private mortgage, Choice Neighborhoods funds and other sources of gap funding. Funding partners include the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH), Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation (PCDIC) and HUD. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><br></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><a href="/housing/building-affordable-housing/cni-grant" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Learn</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> more</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> about Choice Neighborhoods</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousing

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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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Phoenix, AZ 85034
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