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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.

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Housing Department

 

 

Quality Affordable Housing155https://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_01.jpgQuality Affordable Housinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/housing/findingaffordablerentalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=155 Housing Department provides public housing, housing choice vouchers, affordable rental apartments and single-family homes to area residents. <div class="ExternalClassED753929116F4008A40EB02ECE128EBD">Housing Department provides public housing, housing choice vouchers, affordable rental apartments and single-family homes to area residents.<br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140081EF6A2FC269924597690C913DD6FFD6Image
Supportive Services for Residents156https://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_02.jpgSupportive Services for Residentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/housing/resident-resourceshttps://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=156 Our supportive services and programs help residents with many social, educational, and employment resources. <div class="ExternalClassBC2DE24657E44B4C92C3EDA6F24E2DA3"><p>Our supportive services and programs help residents with many social, educational, and employment resources.</p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140081EF6A2FC269924597690C913DD6FFD6Image
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
Affordable Housing Development158https://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_04.jpgAffordable Housing Development/housing/building-affordable-housinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=158 We are committed to developing quality affordable housing for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs.<div class="ExternalClass0ABCD49591B24EAEBAA38380B15C013D">We are committed to developing quality affordable housing for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs.</div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140081EF6A2FC269924597690C913DD6FFD6Image
Realizing Homeownership159https://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_05.jpgRealizing Homeownershiphttps://www.phoenix.gov/housing/homeownershiphttps://www.phoenix.gov/housingsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=159 Section 32 is a homeownership program that provides low-income families and individuals an opportunity to purchase their first home. <div class="ExternalClass93F0FC38BFBC427989E083E5AE1D6B21"><div>Section 32 is a homeownership program that provides low-income families and individuals an opportunity to purchase their first home.</div></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140081EF6A2FC269924597690C913DD6FFD6Image

Accommodations

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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IMPORTANT NOTICES

Notice to Residents 

Take notice that on March 11, 2022, we submitted a request for approval of an increase in the maximum permissible rents to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through its Contract Administrator, the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH).​

View the notice for Fillmore Gardens
​View the notice for Sunnyslope Manor

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Utility Allowance Changes 

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

​View the Utility Allowance Change Notice

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Notice of Closing of Public Housing Waitlist 

Effective March 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. local Phoenix time, the City of Phoenix Housing Department will close the public housing waiting list for the Pine Towers Senior Housing Program. Read the full notice:

​Notice of Waitlist Closure​​Aviso de Cierre de Lista de Espera​​​

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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

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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.

​View the flyer​
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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​​.​

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​H​ousing in the News

 

 

Phoenix Gets Additional Housing Vouchers, Higher Fair Market Rent Rates for Voucher Holdershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2509Housing9/30/2022 8:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2509/newsroom _housing_001.pngPhoenix Gets Additional Housing Vouchers, Higher Fair Market Rent Rates for Voucher Holders<div class="ExternalClassACA83BCD159D4DBA994372153FA7143F"><html> ​ <span style="font-size:12pt;">​The City of Phoenix now has more Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to help low-income renters have access to safe, decent, affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded 88 new HCVs to the city’s Housing Department, marking the first non-competitive, general-purpose voucher increase in quite some time. The Housing Department currently has 7,162 vouchers, with the additional 88 becoming effective on October 1.</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">Additionally, the money tied to HCVs will now go much further in Phoenix with the newly released Fair Market Rents (FMR) from HUD. Annual FMRs refer to the amount of money needed to cover rent and utilities on 40% of rental housing in a given area. While most of the country’s FMRs will increase by about 10% on Oct. 1, Phoenix has seen so much rent growth recently that FMRs will be going up by more than 30%.*</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">These numbers are important because the Phoenix Housing Department uses them to determine Payment Standards -- how much money a voucher recipient can receive. The increase to FMRs elevates the value of vouchers, giving more opportunities for voucher holders to find rental housing in the private market. Currently, Phoenix’s HCV Payment Standards are set to 120% of FMRs.</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">*Table 1. Fair Market Rents (FMR) Year-to-Year % Increases for Phoenix, AZ</span><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">1-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">3-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">4-Bedroom</span><br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2018 to 2019</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​6%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2019 to 2020</span>​<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​10%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​9%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​8%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​8%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2020 to 2021</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​8%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2021 to 2022</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​6%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​3%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​3%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2022 to 2023</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​34%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​33%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​31%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​31%<br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousing
City Council Increases Incentive Payments to Section 8 Landlordshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2241Housing2/16/2022 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2241/homeowners.jpgCity Council Increases Incentive Payments to Section 8 Landlords<div class="ExternalClassFD871D6F08214588B959BD54A10866E5"><html> <p></p>The Phoenix City Council voted 9-0 Wednesday to increase the incentive amount from $500 to $2,000 for landlords who enter into a Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract.<br><br>The Landlord Incentive Program was first authorized by City Council in 2020. It used $500,000 of federal CARES Act funding to incentivize landlords to make more affordable housing units available to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders. The program offered a one-time payment of $500 to property owners for each housing unit they signed into a Section 8 HAP contract. The initial half-million dollars was exhausted in October 2021, and City Council then approved an additional $1 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to continue the program.<br><br>Since then, the city has disbursed a total of $148,500 of the new funds to secure 297 housing units for Section 8 voucher holders. The incentives were paid to 165 landlords, of which 32 were first-time Section 8 landlords. In January 2022, members of the Economic Development and Equity subcommittee discussed the idea of raising the incentive amount in order to quickly attract more landlords to the program.<br><br>“Increasing the incentive amount means paying out more funds per unit and expending funds more quickly. It will also make landlords who are uncertain of joining the program more receptive to renting to voucher holders due to the greater appeal of receiving a larger lump-sum," said Housing Director Titus Mathew.<br><br>With the incentive raised to $2,000 per new contract, the Housing Department estimates it will take about six months to use up the remaining funds.<br><br>Landlords who are interested in learning more about Section 8 Housing can find more information <a target="_blank" href="/housing/section-8-resources/landlord#%3a~%3atext=Owners%20may%20register%20their%20rental%2call%20of%20the%20information%20requested"><span style="color:rgb(240, 150, 9);"><span style="">here</span>​</span></a><span style="color:rgb(25, 25, 25);">.</span><br></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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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​​​