Arizona Public Housing Authority - Section 8

There are two Section 8 programs available through the Arizona Public Housing Authority:

Project-Based Rental Assistance is available to those who meet certain criteria based on income, size of family, etc.

Housing Choice Voucher Program is available only in Yavapai County through the Arizona Public Housing Authority. The waiting list is currently closed for the state's allotment of 89 vouchers. For information on availability in other Arizona jurisdictions, contact the housing authority for that jurisdiction.

If you currently have a voucher and are moving to Arizona, you must first get approval from the housing authority that issued your voucher and then contact the housing authority in Arizona where you intend to move. 


The Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) Public Housing Authority (PHA) invites public comments from now to March 9, 2016 regarding the updates to the PHA Administrative Plan (PHA-AP) for 2016 for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.  The ADOH will hold a public comment hearing on March 9, 2016 at 3:00PM at the Yavapai County Public Administration Building (Boardroom), which is located at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, Arizona 86305. NOTE: HCV PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND AND/OR COMMENT ON THE PLAN.

The Plan has been published on our website Copies of the Plan are also available visiting the ADOH at 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 310, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 during normal business hours or by telephoning the numbers listed below. All current HCV participant households have been mailed notification of the upcoming changes and are invited to comment.  The comments will be accepted electronically, orally, in writing, or in any other medium available and will be accepted until March 9, 2016.  

The Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.  ADOH’s Fair Housing Specialist, at the address above or (602-771-1000 or 602-771-1001 TTY accessible), has been designated to coordinate Limited English Proficiency and compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, part 8 dated June 2, 1988). EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY.



The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning about a new scam to steal from people seeking Section 8 housing assistance.

Scammers have posted fake Section 8 waiting-list lottery sites that ask for personal information and even fees but don’t enroll victims on lists. Some offer housing listings in exchange for a month’s rent via wire transfer or prepaid card. Don’t be a victim, if you are interested in pursuing Section 8 assistance click here for more tips on avoiding such scams.