Phoenix is accepting pre-applications for housing vouchers for first time since 2016

Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 1:47pm
Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 7:40am

The city of Phoenix is now accepting pre-applications for Section 8 housing choice vouchers for the first time since 2016

In the Section 8 program, low-income renters typically put 30% of their income toward rent, and the voucher covers the remainder, up to a certain amount. But cities have limited numbers of vouchers available from the federal government, which is why waitlists are often full for years at a time.

The vouchers do not guarantee housing. But since 2022, Phoenix has offered a $2,000 incentive to encourage more landlords to rent to voucher holders.

Phoenix will accept pre-applications through Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. After that, applicants will be randomized and added to the waitlist as spots become available.

Applications can be submitted online at Paper applications are also available at the Section 8 office located at 830 E. Jefferson St. Assistance is available via email at [email protected]​ or phone at 602-534-3030.

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