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Waitlist to Open for Housing Choice Voucher Program

July 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

The City of Mesa Housing Authority will be accepting pre-applications for the tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) online from Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. through Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. This will be a fully web-based pre-application process. The application will be available in English and Spanish at www.mesaaz.gov/hcvwaitlist. Paper applications are available only for those who require special assistance.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides rental assistance to low-income families by contracting with private owners and subsidizing a portion of the family's monthly rent. The family's portion of the rent is based on their income and generally amounts to no more than 30 percent of their adjusted monthly income on rent, depending on the cost of the unit they select.

"The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) has assisted many Mesa residents with rental assistance. The Mesa Housing Authority staff is dedicated to making the application process as easy as possible," said Mary Brandon, City of Mesa Community Services Deputy Director.

Applicants can fill out the form on any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access, including free computer access at the following locations. City of Mesa Housing staff will be available at these locations Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with submitting applications. Library locations have ADA computers for people with disabilities.

Mesa Public Library, Main Library
64 E. 1st St.

Mesa Public Library, Dobson Ranch
2425 S. Dobson Road

Mesa Public Library, Red Mountain
635 N. Power Road

635 E. Broadway (Second floor)

Paz de Cristo
424 W. Broadway

Save the Family
125 E University Drive

An application kiosk is available at the City of Mesa Housing Authority, 200 S. Center St., Building 1, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Applicants will need to provide names, birth dates and Social Security numbers for all family members; however, the application can still be completed if a family member does not have a Social Security number. Applicants will need to list income sources for each family member and the total gross annual income from all sources. Applicants should have a pen to write the confirmation number.

City of Mesa will randomly place 4,000 pre-applications on the waiting list by a lottery system. Pre-applicants not selected will be notified and will have to apply at another time. Applicants are subject to all regulations and policies of the City of Mesa Housing Authority. This is the first time the waitlist has been open in the City of Mesa since December 2016.

For any questions on the application process, contact the City of Mesa Housing Authority at 480-644-3536 or email hcvwaitinglist@mesaaz.gov.

The City of Mesa is committed to making its programs and services accessible. For accommodations such as paper applications for persons with disabilities that are available in braille or large print, or translation for persons speaking another language, contact the City of Mesa Housing Authority at 480-644-3536 or email hcvwaitinglist@mesaaz.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing should contact AzRelay 7-1-1.