Housing Choice Voucher Program

Waitlist

The 2022 Scottsdale Housing Agency’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waitlist is currently CLOSED.

The Scottsdale Housing Agency will randomly select 2,200 interest applications from the completed applications. Selected applicants will then be placed onto the 2022 SHA HCV Waitlist. Please visit the Waitlist Lottery Checker after July 1, to determine if your name has been placed on the list. Applicants not selected will have to reapply for assistance at another time.

If you are selected, register on the Applicant Portal. Going forward, you will use this site to check on your application status and to update/change your household income, household members, and contact information. The Applicant Portal will allow you to review your application information including the waiting lists you are currently on, and it will allow you to apply to future additional open waiting lists.

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 Scottsdalehousinginfo@scottsdaleaz.gov.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Waitlist Opening for the Scottsdale Housing Agency (SHA) Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) 10 a.m., June 1 through 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022 (9 a.m., June 1 through 2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022)

The Scottsdale Housing Agency (SHA) will accept interest applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waitlist Lottery *.

Interest applications will be accepted online only from 10 a.m., June 1 through 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022  (9 a.m., June 1 through 2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022).

Paper applications will not be accepted; however, if you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.

* SHA Lottery Selection: SHA will randomly select 2,200 interest applications from all those received. Selected applicants will then be invited to complete the formal application process and placed onto the SHA HCV Waitlist. Applicants not selected will have to reapply for assistance at another time.

Who Can Apply:

All families and individuals may apply, however, to be eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, your household must not exceed 50% of the area median income as stated below.

Household Size (persons) 50% of Area Median Income
1 $30,950
2 $35,350
3 $39,750
4 $44,150
5 $47,700
6 $51,250
7 $54,750
8 $58,300

How to Apply:

Interest applications will be accepted from 10 a.m., June 1, through 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022 (9 a.m., June 1 through 2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022).

If you have all of the required information pulled together before you sit down to apply, the online application will take approximately 4 minutes per household member to complete.

  1. Complete the interest application online available starting June 1st.
    • OR if you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling 480-312-0049, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and a customer service representative will assist you.
  2. The deadline to complete the application is 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022 (2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022)

To Apply, You Will Need:

  • Social Security Numbers for all family members, if applicable.
  • Birth dates for all family members.
  • Total gross annual household income (all sources of income such as social security, wages, child/spousal support, cash assistance, family/friend contributions, odd jobs, etc. for all household members).

Computer/Internet Access:

Application can be made on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access. Public computers are not available at the Scottsdale Housing Agency offices. Community libraries and other public resource centers normally offering free computer access may have limited access. Please check with the Agency for their hours off operation and availability. Below are a few local resources.

Community Action Offices:

  • City of Scottsdale (480-312-2330) 7700 E Roosevelt St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
  • City Of Avondale (623-333-2703) 328 W Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
  • City of Chandler (480-963-4321) 650 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
  • Town of Gilbert (480-892-5331) 1140 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
  • City of Mesa (480-833-9200) 635 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
  • City of Phoenix (602-534-2433) 3454 N. 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031 / 4732 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040 / 914 W. Hatcher Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • City of Surprise (623-222-4673) 12425 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85378
  • City of Tempe (480-422-8922) 2146 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Community Service Agencies:

  • Ability360 (602-256-2245) 5025 E Washington St. Ste 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • Granite Reef Senior Center (480-312-1700) 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
  • Via Linda Senior Center (480-312-5810) 10440 N Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  • Escalante Senior Center (480-350-5870) 2150 E Orange St, Tempe, 85251
  • Cahill Senior Center (480-858-2420) 715 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Aster Senior Center (480-962-5612) 247 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Devonshire Senior Center (602-256-3130) 2802 E Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Scottsdale Public Libraries: (480-312-READ)

  • Appaloosa Library - 7737 E Silverstone Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Arabian Library -10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • Civic Center Library - 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Mustang Library – 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Other Public Libraries:

  • Tempe Library - 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Burton Barr Central Library – 1221 N Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center- 102 W Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041
  • Palo Verde Library – 4402 N 51st St, Phoenix, AZ 85031
  • Saguaro Library- 2808 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • Mesa MAIN Library – 64 E 1st St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Transportation:

Valley Metro is committed to providing safe, convenient transportation options for all Valley residents. If you need transportation trip planning assistance, please contact Valley Metro at 602-253-5000, TTY 602-251-2039, or valleymetro.org.

Reasonable Accommodation:

SHA is committed to making our programs and services accessible. Upon request, SHA provides auxiliary aids and services as well as reasonable accommodations that allow people with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from housing programs.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities in braille, large print, additional time, or translation for persons speaking another language, please contact 480-312-7427 or 480-312-7411, or email Scottsdalehousinginfo@scottsdaleaz.gov at any time before or during the waitlist opening.

If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. during the waitlist opening.

Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions

When is the waiting list going to open?
10 a.m., June 1, through 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022 (9 a.m., June 1 through 2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022)
Who can apply?

All families and individuals may apply, however, to be eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, your household must be at or below 50% of the area median income: Effective April 18, 2022 the income limits are as follows:

Household Size (persons) 50% of Area Median Income
1 $30,950
2 $35,350
3 $39,750
4 $44,150
5 $47,700
6 $51,250
7 $54,750
8 $58,300
Where do I apply?

All applications to the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) interest list will be taken electronically. You can apply from anywhere, at any time during the waitlist opening, through a link for the Waitlist Portal on this page starting 10 a.m. MST, June 1, 2022. (9 a.m. AZ Time, June 1, 2022)

If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.

How do I apply?

You can use a personal computer, public computer, tablet or your smart phone with internet to access the waitlist interest application. See the Public Notice for a list of public computers.

If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.

How much does it cost to apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Program interest list?
SHA does not charge any fee for any part of the HCV pre-application or application process nor should anyone charge you a fee for applying for SHA’s waitlist.
Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Limited English
I am elderly, or disabled, or I have limited English proficiency and require accommodation.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities in braille, large print, additional time, or translation for persons speaking another language, please contact Christina Cooley at 480-312-7427, TDD 480-312-7411, or email ScottsdaleHousingInfo@scottsdaleaz.gov at any time before or during the waitlist opening.

If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.

After I apply, why does it take so long to receive assistance?

The Scottsdale Housing Agency is not able to select names from the interest waitlist until a voucher becomes available. When someone leaves the program, we are able to issue a voucher to someone on the waiting list.

What if I don’t have a computer?

Applications can be completed on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access. Public computers are not available at the Scottsdale Housing Agency offices. Refer to the Public Notice for a list of locations throughout the Valley that normally offer free computer access. Community libraries and other public resource centers normally offer free computer access. Please check with the Agency for their hours of operation and availability.

If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.

Is there a separate waitlist for veterans, elderly, or disabled persons?
No – there is one waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).
What will the process consist of when applying? Do I need to print anything?
It is recommended that once you submit your application electronically that you print the confirmation page. Note that if you provided a valid email address, a confirmation email with the same information will be emailed to that address. If you applied by telephone, a Confirmation Number will be read to you. Please ensure you have a pen and paper ready to jot this information down.
Can I fill out a paper application?
Paper applications are not available. Application for the waitlist can be made online or by telephone. If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.
How long will the waiting list be open?
17 days. Interest applications will be accepted from 10 a.m., June 1 through 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022 online or by telephone.. (9 a.m., June 1 through 2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022)
If I have a felony will that automatically make me ineligible? What about any criminal activity?
No, a felony does NOT automatically make you ineligible for housing assistance programs. You may still be eligible for the program depending on type of conviction and how long ago it took place.
Is there going to be anyone available to help fill out the application?

If you have technical questions, general waitlist application issues, or do not have internet access, a help desk representative is available by calling 480-312-0049 from 9 a.m., June 1, through 3 p.m. MST, June 17, 2022. (9 a.m., June 1 through 2 p.m. AZ Time, June 17, 2022)

 The representative you will speak to is only able to assist with the online interest application. The representative will not be able to answer program or eligibility questions or other housing related questions. For answers to those questions, you can visit hud.gov or call the Community Assistance Office 480-312-7156.

If you require accommodation, see instructions above for Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Limited English, or complete the interest application by telephone by calling the SHA help desk at 480-312-0049 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. - noon, Sat. and a customer service representative will assist you.

What do I need to have when I apply?
Full names, Social Security Numbers (if applicable), birth dates of all household members, and the Household’s GROSS income (all sources of income for all family members). If a family member does not have a Social Security Number, you may leave it blank.
Do you have to be a legal citizen to apply?
Anyone can apply, but someone in your household must have legal residency. This will be confirmed if your name is selected from the waitlist.
What do I do if I don’t have transportation?
If you need transportation trip planning assistance, please contact Valley Metro at csr@valleymetro.org, call 602-253-5000, TTY 602-251-2039, or visit their website valleymetro.org. ADA Dial-a-Ride offers different types of services depending on the city or town in which you live. To find out what type of service exists in your city, call 602-716-2100 for assistance.
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

The 2022 Scottsdale Housing Agency’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waitlist is currently CLOSED.

The Scottsdale Housing Agency will randomly select 2,200 interest applications from the completed applications. Selected applicants will then be placed onto the 2022 SHA HCV Waitlist. Please visit the Waitlist Lottery Checker after July 1, to determine if your name has been placed on the list. Applicants not selected will have to reapply for assistance at another time.

If you are selected, register on the Applicant Portal. Going forward, you will use this site to check on your application status and to update/change your household income, household members, and contact information. The Applicant Portal will allow you to review your application information including the waiting lists you are currently on, and it will allow you to apply to future additional open waiting lists.

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 Scottsdalehousinginfo@scottsdaleaz.gov.

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 mmcneal@scottsdaleaz.gov 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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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 18, 2022
Household Size
(persons)
Table A
30%
Table B
50%
1 $18,550 $30,950
2 $21,200 $35,350
3 $23,850 $39,750
4 $27,750 $44,150
5 $32,470 $47,700
6 $37,190 $51,250
7 $41,910 $54,750
8 $46,630 $58,300

Housing Choice Voucher Program Payment Standards

Effective April 1, 2022, 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 $1,005 $1,206
1 $1,091 $1,309
2 $1,311 $1,573
3 $1,825 $2,190
4 $2,078 $2,494

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
ccooley@scottsdaleaz.gov
General Information N/A 480-312-7717
scottsdalehouseinginfo@scottsdaleaz.gov
Vanessa Aspa,
Housing Specialist I
HCV Participants A-L 480-312-7409
vaspa@scottsdaleaz.gov
Carlo Rascon,
Housing Specialist I
HCV Participants M-Z 480-312-7745
crascon@scottsdaleaz.gov
Gabrielle Alexander,
FSS Coordinator
Family Self Sufficiency 480-312-2257
galexander@scottsdaleaz.gov
Carlos Rincon,
Occupancy Specialist
Inspections 480-312-2520
480-450-3647(Cell)
crincon@scottsdaleaz.gov
Heather Leeper,
Housing Specialist II
VASH and Portability 480-312-7410
hleeper@scottsdaleaz.gov
Melissa McNeal,
Housing Specialist II
Waitlist Coordinator 480-312-7747
mmcneal@scottsdaleaz.gov