The Housing Department is dedicated to helping local seniors continue living an active and fulfilling life during their retirement years. Seniors have a variety of housing choices: 55+ communities, 62+ senior and disabled communities and family communities.
All of our apartment communities are conveniently located throughout Phoenix. They are located near bus routes, shopping centers, grocery stores, senior centers, parks, hospitals and pharmacies. Our retirement communities are specially designed to provide comfortable living for elderly residents. The city of Phoenix does not provide assisted living; however, residents are welcome to secure their own assistance when medically necessary.
The Senior Housing Program offers five apartment communities located throughout Phoenix.
Do I Qualify for Senior/Disabled Housing?
Applicants must be elderly (62 years of age or older) or disabled with no more than two persons in the family. Income must be less than $37,100 for one person or no more than $42,400 for two people. Criminal background checks will be performed on all applicants. They must also have an acceptable rental history, and not owe any money to any assisted housing program.
Priority is given to elderly applicants (62 years of age or older) on the wait list. If no elderly applicants are on the list, the next priority is given to disabled near-elderly applicants, aged 50 to 61. If no near-elderly applicants are on the wait list, units will be offered to non-elderly disabled applicants.
Other Housing Opportunities for Seniors
Scattered Sites Program
The City of Phoenix owns and manages over 300 single family homes with 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms scattered throughout Phoenix. Minimum household size is two persons. Rent is based on income and participants must pay for their own utilities. A security deposit is required at move-in, and is equal to 30% of monthly adjusted income. Families who complete a homeownership training program have the option to purchase a qualified home in the program. Click to learn more about the Scattered Sites Program.
Affordable Apartment Communities
The Affordable Housing Program offers several apartment communities that are owned by the City of Phoenix but managed by private management companies. Applications are taken at each individual site. Click to learn more about properties in the Affordable Housing program.