The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program was enacted by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and is funded through and monitored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program in Tempe is administered by the City of Tempe Human Services Department's Housing Services, which is the public housing authority (PHA) for the city.
The Section 8 Program provides low- to extremely-low income families a choice in housing that is safe, sanitary, and affordable through rent subsidies. Through the program a family can pay more or less than 30% of their adjusted gross income, depending on the actual rent of the unit they find. The maximum amount that Housing Services will pay is an amount equal to the Payment Standard minus the family’s total tenant payment.
Housing Services makes a housing assistance payment for the remaining part of the rent directly to the Landlord.
is established by the City of Tempe Housing Services
is based on the cost of housing and utilities for Tempe; and
depends on the family composition and the bedroom size of the unit. For example, the payment standard is higher for families requiring 3-bedroom units than families requiring 1-bedroom units.
- Click here for the 2015-2016 Income Limits, Payment Standards and Utility Allowance Information
- Click here for the 2016-2017 Income Limits, Payment Standards and Utility Allowance Information
Requests for Accommodation
Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation in order to fully utilize this housing program and any related services. We will make all reasonable efforts to be flexible in assisting persons with disabilities to participate in the program successfully. Requests for accommodation will be verified to ensure that the accommodation is reasonable. Examples of reasonable accommodations are: home visits if your disability prevents you from coming to our office, TDD device, accessible formats for correspondence, the use of an advocate or interpreter for those with Limited English Proficiency, a current listing of rental units known for accessibility to disabled persons that may be available.