Housing Choice Voucher Program

Public Notice

The 2021-2022 Scottsdale Housing Agency (SHA) draft Public Housing Authority (PHA) Annual Plan will be available for public comment until March 25, 2021. 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 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 480-312-7510. Persons with special needs for assistance in translation or those with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by calling 480-312-7510, TTY 480-312-7411, or 711 Relay as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodations.

The City of Scottsdale’s Human Services Commission will hear this plan and take public comment at its regularly scheduled Commission meeting on March 25, 2021. The Scottsdale City Council is scheduled to approve this plan on April 6, 2021.

SHA will accept comments in writing during the public comment period. Comments may also be submitted at the March 25, 2021 Human Services Commission meeting. Written comments may be submitted to Irma Hollamby at the Scottsdale Community Assistance Office, 6535 E. Osborn Rd, Building 8, Scottsdale AZ 85251, or via email at ihollamby@scottsdaleaz.gov, or via telephone 480-312-2309.

Waitlist Information

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

Waitlist purge postcards were recently mailed out. This is a perforated document with a detachable pre-addressed, postage paid portion to be returned. Phone calls are not accepted and if you wish to remain on the list, this postcard MUST be received or postmarked by the deadline date noted on the card.

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 Christina Cooley at ccooley@scottsdaleaz.gov or by mail or dropped off at Scottsdale Community Assistance Office, 6535 East Osborn Road, Building 8Scottsdale, 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.

2020 Payment Standard Notice (PDF)

Payment Standard Frequently Asked Questions  (PDF)

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The Scottsdale Housing Authority has partnered with www.Gosection8.com links to external site, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please call the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328.

Landlords add your rental propertylinks to external site

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

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: April 1, 2021
Household Size
Table A
Table B
1 $16,600 $27,650
2 $19,000 $31,600
3 $21,960 $35,550
4 $26,500 $39,500
5 $31,040 $42,700
6 $35,580 $45,850
7 $40,120 $49,000
8 $44,660 $52,150

Housing Choice Voucher Program Payment Standards

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Maricopa County Fair Market Rents.
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 $847 $931
1 $958 $1,053
2 $1,173 $1,290
3 $1,676 $1,759
4 $1,916 $1,820

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 informationlinks to external site

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 480-312-7717.

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 doesnot 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 Last Name Begins With Contact Information

Mary Witkofski,
Housing Supervisor


Jennifer Crane,
Occupancy Specialist


Gabrielle Alexander,
FSS Coordinator

FSS participants 480-312-2257 

Breanna Wells,
Housing Specialist, Fair Housing Advocate, and LEP Coordinator

A-J 480-312-7409

Armando Olivares,
Housing Specialist Lead II

K-Z 480-312-2520 

Sarysa Sanchez,
Portability & Customer Services Representative

Portability 480-312-7745 

Christina Cooley,
Housing Supervisor, Waitlist, and FYI Coordinator

Genevieve Cruz,

Front Office Customer Service/Administrative Support


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