Housing Choice Voucher Program

Applicant Portal

Available July 1, 2022 for all accepted applicants.

Go to Applicant Portal

All changes to your application such as change of address, phone number, income, family size, or preference eligibility must be made within 10 business days of the change.

All changes to your application should be made through the Applicant Portal or complete the applicable change form which is also available in our office or by calling 480-312-7156.

Return the completed form in person or mail to 6535 E. Osborn Road, Building 8, Scottsdale AZ 85251, or by email to [email protected].

Public Notice

FY 2023/2024 Scottsdale Housing Agency Annual Plan


Notice is hereby given to the general public that the FY2023-2024 Scottsdale Housing Agency (SHA) draft Public Housing Authority (PHA) Annual Plan is available for public review and comment until May 11, 2023.  The PHA Annual Plan is a comprehensive guide to SHA’s policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals.  The Plan is available for public view on the Housing Choice Voucher Program website or at the Community Assistance Office located at 6535 E. Osborn Rd, Building 8, Scottsdale AZ 85251.  The Annual Plan is available in alternative formats upon request by calling 480-312-7427.  Persons with special needs for assistance in translation or those with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by calling 480-312-7427, TTY 480-312-7411, or 711 Relay as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodations.

SHA will accept comments in writing during the public comment period.  Comments may also be submitted at the April 13 and the May 11, 2023 Housing Agency Governing Board meetings.  Written comments may be submitted to Mary Witkofski at the Scottsdale Community Assistance Office, 6535 E. Osborn Rd, Building 8, Scottsdale AZ 85251, or via email at [email protected], or via telephone 480-312-2479.

 The Scottsdale Housing Agency Governing Board is scheduled to approve this plan May 11th, 2023.


Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know I am on the waitlist?

2,200 interest applications will be selected in a computerized random selection process (lottery) and then will be placed on the Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist by preference. Scottsdale will notify successful applicants by written notification through the U.S. Postal Service to the mailing address provided on the interest application. Applicants not selected may reapply when the Scottsdale waiting list reopens.

You also have the option of checking the status of your application by registering at our Applicant Portal.

If you are able to register, you will have the option of viewing the status of your application and updating your information such as your address.

If you are unable to register, your interest application was NOT selected for the lottery

Please note: The lottery results will not be available in Applicant Portal before June 30, 2022.

How do I stay on the waitlist?
Once selected by lottery and placed on the Scottsdale Housing Choice Voucher waitlist, applicants must notify the Agency of any address changes. Finally, while on the waitlist, applicants must respond to all correspondence received from the Agency or the application will be removed from the waiting list.

Waitlist Information

The Scottsdale Housing Agency's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waitlist is currently CLOSED.

Scottsdale Housing Agency is no longer providing positions or “numbers” of individuals on the waitlist. Scottsdale Housing Agency will only confirm if you are on or not on the waitlist, and confirm addresses and/or preferences.

Any changes of address MUST be submitted in writing in order to be updated. Requests may be submitted via email to Melissa McNeal at [email protected] or by mail or dropped off at Scottsdale Community Assistance Office, 6535 East Osborn Road, Building 8, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Requests made over the phone will not be accepted.

Applicants still do not have access to the online portal. Scottsdale Housing Agency is still working to develop this. In the interim, all changes should be submitted via fax or email.

Preference Points

To receive Preference Points, documentation should be submitted to the Scottsdale Housing Agency by fax 480-312-7761, in person, or by mail: Scottsdale Housing Agency, 6535 E Osborn Road., Bldg 8, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251.

Preferences Documentation needed to show proof Preference points
Live or Work in Scottsdale Current lease, utility bill or letter from employer 5
Elderly (age 62+) or disabled Age: Copy of driver's license, passport or birth certificate. Disability: Letter from doctor or Social Security. 5
Homeless Verification from shelter, transitional home, nonprofit or social service agency 5

About the Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program offers rental assistance which is based upon the household’s income. Families must be income eligible based on the HCV Program Income Guidelines, which are below. The program provides affordable and safe housing opportunities for lower-income families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The Scottsdale Housing Agency (SHA) subsidizes the rent of eligible families by paying a rental subsidy directly to the landlord each month under a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract.

Housing Payment Standards Information

The payment standard is the maximum monthly rent assistance the SHA will pay for qualifying units. Please click on the orange box above and the documents below for more information. 

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It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!

Tenants view rental listings links to external site

See available units here: Tenant Courtesy Property Listing (PDF)

Eligibility Guidelines:

The HCV Program is limited to extremely-low and very-low income individuals and families. The SHA will determine eligibility based on the following criteria:

  1. Annual gross income of the household is at or below income guidelines
  2. U.S citizenship or eligible immigration status
  3. Documentation of social security numbers for all members of the household
  4. Criminal background screening

If you meet these initial requirements, the SHA will then process your application for assistance and determine if you meet any of our preferences:

  1. living/working in Scottsdale
  2. elderly/disabled
  3. homelessness

Housing Choice Voucher Program Income Guidelines

Effective April 1, 2020 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The table below shows the maximum income limits for eligibility per household size

Gross Annual Family Income Qualifications from Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Effective Date: May 15, 2023
Household Size
Table A
Table B
1 $19,650 $32,750
2 $22,450 $37,400
3 $25,250 $42,100
4 $30,000 $46,750
5 $35,140 $50,500
6 $40,280 $54,250
7 $45,420 $58,000
8 $50,560 $61,750

Housing Choice Voucher Program Payment Standards

Effective January 1, 2023, Maricopa County Fair Market Rent.

The table below provides the maximum rent limit per bedroom size. These limits include the rent, tax and utilities for each unit.

Bedroom Size Maricopa County Fair Market Rent City of Scottsdale Payment Standards
0 $1,344 $1,478
1 $1,467 $1,613
2 $1,740 $1,914
3 $2,386 $2,624
4 $2,716 $2,987

Current Waitlist Applicant Information

The SHA maintains a single waitlist for the HCV Program. The waitlist will be updated annually to ensure that all applicants and applicant information is current.

Check Status or update information

Please be aware that your waitlist position number can change on a daily basis. When the SHA has reached your position number, we will send you an appointment letter for an Income Interview. This interview will officially determine your eligibility for the HCV Program.

Until you are pulled from the waitlist for an interview, it is very important you report any changes in your household income, family composition and contact information (i.e. address, mailing address and phone number.) Please ensure that mailing address provided is valid and accurate as SHA will send appointment letters or notices confirming you are still interested in program. If your current information is not provided to the SHA, your name could be removed from the waitlist.

All changes must be submitted through the website indicated above. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the Waitlist Coordinator at 480-312-7747.

Reasonable Accommodations

The definition of Reasonable Accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service to allow a person with disabilities to fully access the PHA's program or services. As long as the accommodation does not create an "undue financial and administrative burden" for the PHA or result in a "fundamental alteration" of the program or service offered, the PHA will approve the request.

If you wish to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact your housing specialist or the Community Assistance Office directly at 480-312-7717.

Staff Contact Information

Staff Representative Job Responsibilities Contact Information
Christina Cooley Housing Supervisor 480-312-7427
[email protected]
General Information N/A 480-312-7717
[email protected]
Vanessa Aspa,
Housing Specialist I
HCV Participants A-L 480-312-7409
[email protected]
Carlo Rascon,
Housing Specialist I
HCV Participants M-Z 480-312-7745
[email protected]
Gabrielle Alexander,
FSS Coordinator
Family Self Sufficiency 480-312-2257
[email protected]
Martin Lara-Reyes,
Occupancy Specialist
Inspections 480-312-2520
[email protected]
Heather Earl,
Housing Specialist II
VASH and Portability 480-312-7410
[email protected]
Melissa McNeal,
Housing Specialist II
Waitlist Coordinator 480-312-7747
[email protected]