The Arizona Department of Housing was established in 2002 to provide housing and community revitalization to benefit the people of Arizona. The agency provides funding to aid in building stronger communities, with most funding geared toward lower income households and neighborhoods. With the exception of mortgage foreclosure avoidance assistance, first-time homebuyer assistance, and the Section 8 Program in Yavapai County – in which the agency offers assistance directly to the public, the majority of the resources of the agency are passed through in the form of loans, grants, tax credits, mortgage or bond financing, and other subsidies, to its Housing Partners, which are local and tribal governments, public housing authorities, for-profit and nonprofit housing developers, and other organizations engaged in providing affordable housing and other community-related services. With this type of mandate comes enormous responsibility in the area of contract and project management, monitoring, and regulation enforcement.
The majority of the agency’s programs are federally funded and the agency receives no State General Fund support. The agency is also home to the Arizona Housing Finance Authority and the Arizona Home Foreclosure Prevention Funding Corporation.
Our Customer Liaison is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to assist the general public with housing questions.
Nominations being accepted for 2015 Arizona Housing Hero Awards
Housing Hero Awards are presented to annually to persons, organizations or projects that meet specific criteria in each category. Plan to recognize an entity or person by completing the a Nomination Form. Awards will be presented on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in conjunction with the 2015 Arizona Housing Forum.
First draft of 2015 Analysis of Impediments posted.
As a requirement to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Division requires entitlement jurisdictions to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in order to carry out the full intent of federal fair housing legislation.