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Landlord Open House: Learn the Benefits of the Housing Choice Voucher Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/3049Housing3/20/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3049/Newsroom_Housing_005.pngLandlord Open House: Learn the Benefits of the Housing Choice Voucher Program <div class="ExternalClassE61A592E8B284F1792C37C55C78EA2F3"><html> <p>​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">If you own a home or rental unit in Phoenix and are looking for consistent, reliable income, join the City of Phoenix Housing Department for an Owner Open House to learn about the benefits of the City’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“We want property owners to be well informed of the benefits of working with the Housing Choice Voucher program,” said Elenia Sotelo, a Housing Manager in the Phoenix Housing Department. “</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <span data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"1ecad8fd-f066-4b8e-9002-a7df74d60f80|35","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"ui-provider",201340122,"1",134233614,"true",469778129,"ui-provider",335572020,"1",469778324,"Default Paragraph Font"]}" data-ccp-charstyle="ui-provider">By </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="ui-provider">engaging with the voucher program and renting to a tenant with a voucher, </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="ui-provider">you not only provide affordable housing to those in need but also guarantee a steady rental income for yourself</span> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.” </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>WHEN</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">: Wednesday, March 27, 2024. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>WHERE:</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85012</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>WHO</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">: Current and prospective landlords interested in learning more about the HCV program.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>WHY</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>:</strong> To create new connections and continue strengthening partnerships between Phoenix landlords and the HCV program.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Please RSVP</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">: Email </span> <a href="mailto:OpenHouseRSVP@quadel.com%2520" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">OpenHouseRSVP@quadel.com</span> </a> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">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 landlords who accept new HAP contracts, and more. Get your voucher questions answered in a meet-and-greet with staff from Housing, Human Services, Neighborhood Services, Equal Opportunity, and more.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">This year there are two optional breakout sessions:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> <div> <ul role="list"> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">10:30 a.m. – Housing Quality Standards – Most Common Fails (HQS inspections)</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> </li> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">11:30 a.m. – HAP Contracts – What It Means To You</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </p> </li> </ul> </div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Some of the program benefits for landlords include:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p> <div> <ul role="list"> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"multilevel"}" data-listid="3" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Payment consistency- landlords will receive monthly subsidy checks from the City. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> </li> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"multilevel"}" data-listid="3" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Renter stability- voucher holders are able to stay in their homes longer, reducing turnover.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> </li> <li role="listitem" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" aria-setsize="-1" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"multilevel"}" data-listid="3" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Access to housing specialists who can guide landlords through the process.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span> </p> </li> </ul> </div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <em>Attendees will also be able to meet Arizona Quadel’s Landlord Liaison.</em> </span> <em> </em> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Computers will be available to access files and information. Light refreshments will be served.​</em> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"201341983":2,"335559739":210,"335559740":360}"> </span></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
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/housingVideohousingHousing
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/housingNewshousingHousing
City of Phoenix Opening Pre-Application to Join the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2839Housing8/22/2023 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2839/Newsroom_Housing_100.jpgCity of Phoenix Opening Pre-Application to Join the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist <div class="ExternalClassE246C277989F4AEDB3212345D58E8F5E"><html> <p>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix Housing Department is opening the pre-application to join the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waitlist. It will be the first opportunity for individuals and families in need of assistance paying for their rental housing to join the waitlist since 2016.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span><br></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The HCV waitlist will be open for pre-applications for 15 days, from September 12 at 8 a.m. through September 26 at 7 p.m. The Housing Department will be accepting pre-applications online or by paper, in-person, by email, fax, or mail, and in multiple languages. The City’s HCV program (commonly known as Section 8) is available for low-income individuals and families to afford safe and decent housing in Phoenix. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The Housing Choice Voucher program is a necessary and valuable resource for Phoenix residents,” said Titus Mathew, City of Phoenix Housing Department Director. “We are excited for the opportunity for more individuals and families to join the waitlist and have access to assistance in obtaining safe and stable affordable housing.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">With a voucher, participants are free to choose their own housing in the private rental 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.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">During the pre-application opening period, anyone interested in joining the waitlist may apply. Applicants will be asked to provide standard household information such as mailing address, email, phone number, information on their household members, and total household income. Social security numbers and citizenship or immigration status are not required for the pre-application. There is no cost to apply for or to receive a voucher. The pre-application is estimated to take approximately 10 minutes to complete.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“We want to make this process as easy and accessible as possible for our residents,” said Elenia Sotelo, Housing Manager. “We know there are a lot of community members who need assistance affording a safe place to call home, and we want to make sure those renters learn about this opportunity and submit a pre-application to join the waitlist.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">After the 15-day opening period, all pre-applications received will be electronically randomized for placement on the waitlist. Placement is not first come, first served. Once the waitlist is established, applicants can check their status and ensure their contact information is maintained up to date to receive communication about the HCV program. Full program eligibility will be verified when the applicant is selected from the waitlist as vouchers become available.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Learn more about the pre-application process and how to apply at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/housing" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/housing</a>, email <a href="mailto:S8waitlist@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">S8waitlist@phoenix.gov</a> or call 602-534-3030.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Landlords interested in learning more about the voucher program and the City’s available $2,000 landlord incentive can learn more </span> <a href="/housing/section-8-resources/landlord" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">here</span> </span> </a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
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/housingNewshousingHousing
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/housingNewshousingHousing
Landlords Invited to Housing Voucher Program Open Househttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2530Housing10/17/2022 10:40:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2530/newsroom _housing_002.pngLandlords Invited to Housing Voucher Program Open House<div class="ExternalClassCAE9060BB63648A9BE65AD38510E8C3B"><html> <span style="font-size:16px;">​If you own a home or rental unit in Phoenix and are looking for consistent, reliable rental income, come join us for an Owner </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">Open</span><span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">House</span><span style="font-size:16px;"> to learn about the benefits of the City of Phoenix’s Housing Choice Voucher program. In order to provide housing arrangements for more people with rental subsidy, Phoenix is looking for more </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s willing to accept Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs). </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> <strong>WHO:</strong> Current </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s and those interested in becoming </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s with the Section 8 HCV program.</span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> <strong>WHERE:</strong> Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Rd.)</span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> <strong>WHEN:</strong> Wednesday, October 19. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> Please RSVP: ​</span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">Open</span><span style="font-size:16px;">HouseRSVP@quadel.com </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> At the </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">open</span><span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">house</span><span style="font-size:16px;">, </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s 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. </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> “The Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers help the </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s 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.” </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> Some of those benefits include payment consistency (</span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s will receive monthly subsidy checks from the City), renter stability (voucher holders are able to stay in their homes longer, thereby reducing turnover), and access to housing specialists who can guide </span><span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true" style="font-size:16px;">landlord</span><span style="font-size:16px;">s through the process. </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> Computers will be available to access files and information. Light refreshments will be served.​ </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><br> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
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="ExternalClassFC6B529E9A004EF1A02F5D92304B23ED"><html> <span style="font-family:Calibri;">​</span><span style="font-size:medium;background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">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 92 new HCVs to the city’s Housing Department, marking the first non-competitive, general-purpose voucher increase in more than 10 years. The Housing Department’s voucher allocation increased to 7,204, effective October 1, with this new award.<br></span><br style="font-family:Calibri;"><p style="font-size:medium;">Additionally, the money tied to HCVs will now go much further for voucher recipients in Phoenix with the newly released Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 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 increase by about 10% on Oct. 1, Phoenix has seen so much rent growth recently that FMRs went up by more than 30%.*</p><p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Calibri;">These numbers are important because the Phoenix Housing Department uses them to determine <a href="/housingsite/Documents/HCV_Payment_Standards_Oct2022.pdf" target="_blank">Payment Standards​</a> -- how much money can be paid on behalf of a voucher recipient. Effective Oct. 1, Phoenix set the Payment Standards for the program at 110% of the FY2023 FMRs. The increase to FMRs elevates the value of vouchers, giving more opportunities for voucher holders to find rental housing in the private market.</span></p><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/housingNewshousingHousing

 

 

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