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Housing Authority

200 S Center St., Bldg 1
Mesa, AZ 85210
(Visitor parking available in front of lobby entrance.)

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

Hours of Operation

Lobby Hours:

M-Th 7am - 5:30pm
Closed Friday

 

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday see a housing specialist by appointment only.

Walk-in Wednesdays.

Contact Information

480-644-3536

Fax: 480-644-2923

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Public Notices

None at this time

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If you have been affected by COVID-19, please visit the MesaCARES website
for available resources for all Mesa residents.

 MesaCARES

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

THE HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOBBY IS CLOSED

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Housing and Community Development Office will not be open to the public until further notice. Mesa Housing Authority staff is available by telephone, e-mail, or fax only.  A secured drop box is available at the front entrance of the office to submit changes or requested documents.

As a reminder, Housing forms are available on this page (below).  All change report forms can be submitted to your assigned Housing Specialist via e-mail, fax, mail, or through the secured drop box.


 Mesa Housing Authority (MHA) steps during the COVID-19 pandemic

(Currently until further notice from HUD or the State of AZ)

MHA is concerned for our Mesa residents, participants, landlords, and housing staff.  MHA has implemented the following changes to our processes to allow continued service to our landlords and participants.  If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Housing Specialist.

As a reminder, Housing forms are available on our website.  A secured drop box is available at the front entrance of the office for submittal of forms and documentation.

Participants:

  • All in-person appointments are canceled until further notice. If an appointment is needed, it will be via phone.
  • Annual recertifications are still required to be completed timely.
    • Participants are required to submit annual documentation via office drop box, email, fax, or mail directly to assigned housing specialist.
  • Changes of income and or family composition can be submitted via office drop box, email, fax or mail directly to assigned housing specialist.
    • Staff will process changes quickly once all documentation has been received.
  • Even though Governor Ducey has issued an order that landlords are not to evict for the next 90 days, participants will still be responsible for their rent.
  • Letters were mailed to all participants with these instructions on March 19, 2020.
    Letter to Participants [PDF]
    Participant Update [PDF]
    Eviction Suspension Q&A [PDF]

Landlords:

  • Landlords were sent an email regarding the process changes and considerations of working with participants on their portion of rent before eviction.
  • All landlord documentation can be sent to Section8Landlords@mesaaz.gov. This includes:
    • Landlord changes (address, bank, new owner)
    • Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) with all required documentation
  • Questions regarding rent portions, please contact the assigned housing specialist for each participant.
    Landlord Update [PDF]

Inspections:

  • Biennial (annual) inspections have been rescheduled and will be conducted if the family is not feeling ill.
  • Initial inspections for new move-ins are currently being conducted.
  • Special or emergency inspections will be conducted per request.
    • This may be done remotely by working with landlords or property managers.

Housing Staff Contact Information

 

 

The City of Mesa Housing Authority FY2020-2025 5-Year Plan

A 45-day public comment period will begin on
Sunday, February 23, 2020 and conclude on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
at the Lower-Level Council Chambers (57 E First Street, Mesa, AZ 85201).

 

Public Notice [PDF]

Public Housing Authority FY2020/2025 5-Year Plan - DRAFT [PDF]

City of Mesa Housing Administrative Plan - DRAFT (effective 7/1/2020) [PDF]

   

 The City of Mesa Housing Authority is advertising for a
Hearing Officer for our Housing Choice Voucher programs.

 Request for Services [PDF]

 Scope of Work [PDF]

 Hearing Officer Application [PDF]

 

The City of Mesa’s Public Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, Security Deposit Assistance program, and other rental assistance programs.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program

The HCV program assists eligible low-income families or individuals in obtaining affordable, decent, sanitary and safe housing in Mesa. Rent is based on the household’s income. The portion of rent paid by the Housing Authority is paid directly to the landlord and the participant pays the difference towards the contract rent.

 

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Voucher (HUD-VASH) program

The HUD-VASH program is for chronically homeless veterans and their families. The Veterans Administration (VA) in Phoenix provides case management and clinic services at its medical centers and community clinics. For these and other veteran services, go to the VA Community Resource & Referral Center at 1500 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 106, Phoenix, AZ 85014, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or call 602-248-6040 or 602-568-7843.

 

Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program

The PBV program provides additional housing opportunities for very low- and extremely low-income families and individuals. It gives rental assistance to specific housing units that are determined to be affordable, decent, sanitary and safe. We have project-based vouchers for: Escobedo at Verde Vista, 435 N Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85201 and La Mesita Apartments, 2254 W Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201.

 

Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

FSS is a voluntary HUD program designed to assist families in the voucher rental assistance program to achieve self-sufficiency through education, training, and employment. Participants will identify career goals and establish a plan to achieve those goals, connect with community resources and services, and receive case management services and encouragement. Please visit our page for Current Participants for more information.

 

Family Unification Program (FUP)

This program assists families involved in the child welfare system who face unstable housing and homelessness. It also serves youth ages 18 to 24 who have left foster care and lack adequate shelter, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Contact your caseworker with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) for more information.

 

Shelter Plus Care (S+C)

The S+C program provides permanent housing along with supportive services to homeless people with disabilities and their families. The goals are to increase housing stability, skills and/or income, and obtain a greater self-sufficiency. Applicants are referred to the City of Mesa Housing Authority by Save the Family. For more information, contact Save the Family at (480) 898-0228.

 

Security and Utility Deposit program

The current funding for the Security and Utility Deposit program has been fully committed. We are no longer accepting applications.  Please check back for any updates.

This program aids low-income Mesa families and individuals with the refundable portion of their security deposit.

In order to qualify for the refundable portion of their utility deposit, families and individuals will need to be approved. Payments are made directly to the landlord and utility provider.

 

IHOM (Increasing Housing Opportunities in Mesa)

IHOM provides homeless families and individuals with their application fees and utility assistance. IHOM also provides an incentive to landlords to assist current housing assistance participants with vacancy payments.

  • Application fees: Current participant or applicant who is a homeless, low income family or individual (up to $50 per application).
  • Utility assistance: Current participant with zero-income and previously homeless may apply for assistance with their utility bills for the first 3 months after move-in.
  • Vacancy payments: Landlords may apply for vacancy payments (up to seven days and $500 maximum), when they lease their unit to a current voucher participant or applicant.

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