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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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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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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance​


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


Utility Allowance Changes 

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

​View the Utility Allowance Change Notice


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​​​


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.

​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​​.​


​H​ousing in the News



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
Phoenix City Manager Appoints Titus Mathew as Housing Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1978Housing7/2/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1978/titus_image for newsroom.jpgPhoenix City Manager Appoints Titus Mathew as Housing Director<div class="ExternalClassD748A2320A194219B39B5982CAE156E7"><html> <p>After a national search, Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher announced the selection of Titus Mathew as the new Housing Director effective immediately.<br></p> <p>In this role, Mathew will oversee 135 full-time staff<strong>, </strong>51 contract staff and an operating budget<strong> </strong>of $118 million to provide housing programs to Phoenix residents. His team facilitates affordable housing, public housing, Section 8 vouchers and homeownership programs. Mathew and his staff also manage the city's Housing Phoenix Plan, which has a goal of creating or preserving 50,000 homes by 2030 to address the housing shortage in Phoenix.  </p> <p>Mathew has seven years of experience in the Housing Department, including experience as the Acting Housing Director. In his most recent role as a Deputy Housing Director, he was responsible for the management of the department's accounting, budgeting, Information Technology, procurement and contracts sections as well as the Section 8 program.</p> <p>“I am humbled and honored to serve our city and look forward to continuing our mission to provide quality affordable housing and a pathway to self-sufficiency," said Titus Mathew, incoming housing director. “Phoenix has embarked on the Housing Phoenix Plan, which was approved by the Mayor and Council in 2020 and, we will continue to create and preserve 50,000 residential housing units by 2030.  There has never been a greater need for affordable housing than the present and I will strive to work with the Mayor and Council to achieve the goals of the Housing Phoenix Plan." </p> <p>During his 21-year career with the city of Phoenix, Mathew has worked for several city departments and programs including Parks and Recreation, City Manager's HOPE VI Project and the Finance Department Tax Division. Throughout his tenure, Mathew has worked on many Housing Department projects and provided leadership and support to many of the different grants and programs they offer. <br></p> <p>He also was part of the team that redeveloped the Matthew Henson public housing site into the HOPE VI mixed-income housing project. Mathew has a demonstrated commitment to Phoenix public housing residents and the city's Housing staff.<br></p> </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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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​​​