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Public Housing
Program Status

Green Light - Program is Open The Public Housing Program is currently accepting applications

HAMC Self Service Help Line Check Wait List Status

** Call 602-733-6693 **

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Updates and Notices

HAMC has a page with online forms, information sheets and policy statements that may be of use to the public. This includes Change Forms for tenants to notify HAMC of changes to income and household composition (which may affect rent), HAMC pet policy, and other documents.

Click here for our Form and Information document library.

Program Overview

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) owns and manages 790 units in 16 communities throughout Maricopa County. These properties are generally located in the smaller cities and unincorporated areas of the County. Most of the larger cities in the Metropolitan Phoenix area have their own Housing Agencies that serve the populations of each city. For a map showing the location of Public Housing properties managed by HAMC click here.

Because of the size of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, HAMC has divided its operation into four separate areas, each with its own waiting list and area office.

Public Housing is a program funded by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for low-income residents. Annual gross income must be within limits as established by HUD, and eligible families pay a monthly rent equal to the greater of 30% of their monthly adjusted income or 10% of unadjusted monthly income. Applicants may qualify as a family and/or as an eligible single person.

Service Area Map

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HAMC screens applicants to determine they meet the federally mandated qualifications for the Public Housing Program. This includes verification of eligibility and income information provided on the application form. Income limits for program eligibility are adjusted according to family size and deductible allowances specified in federal legislation.

Applicants are also screened for criminal and drug related activities. It is the goal of the HAMC to provide a safe, comfortable and drug-free environment for our residents.

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Disability, Family Status or National Origin. The Housing Authority of Maricopa County is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

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How to Apply

Families wishing to apply for a rental unit with the Housing Authority of Maricopa County must complete a written application and submit it to the Main office. Application forms may be downloaded by clicking the links at the top of this page, or they may be obtained at the main office and any of our area offices, or by calling 602-744-4500 and requesting that a form be sent to you by mail.

HAMC maintains four separate Public Housing waiting lists for different areas of Maricopa County: The Northwest (Surprise), Southwest (Avondale), East Valley (Mesa) and South Phoenix (Coffelt). On your application form please check those areas that are of interest to you. You may apply for multiple programs and areas.

Check this website or phone our main office for information on what programs are currently open.

Print out the application, complete the information requested and sign it. You may either mail it or deliver it in person to the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, 2024 N. 7th Street, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85006 or any of our area offices.

Your application will be screened to determine if you are eligible to apply, based upon the information you provided. If you qualify, a letter will be sent notifying you that you have qualified, and providing more information about the application process. Your name will then be added to the wait list.

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Public Housing
Repair Requests

If you are a Public Housing resident and have a maintenance related problem, you should report it to your nearest local office. To request a repair Work Order for a problem in your unit you may go to the office or call one of the following numbers:

South Phoenix (Coffelt)

1510 S. 19th Drive

East Valley Office

710 W. 8th Avenue

Northwest Office

12976 West Cottonwood Lane

Southwest Office

1103 N. 6th Street, #106

If you have a problem after hours (from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.) and it is an ‘emergency’ repair please call these same telephone numbers. The phones will be forwarded to an answering service that will contact our service personnel. Be aware that “emergency” repairs only refer to those problems that present immediate danger to the residents’ safety or health.

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