200 S Center St., Bldg 1
Mesa, AZ 85210
(Visitor parking available in front of lobby entrance.)
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Hours of Operation:
Due to COVID-19, our lobby is currently closed.
M-Th 7:00am - 5:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday see a housing specialist by appointment only.
None at this time
If you have been affected by COVID-19, please visit MesaCARES
for available resources for all Mesa residents.
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.
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. For more information, please visit our Wait List Information page.
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. For more information, please visit our Wait List Information page.
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. For more information, please visit our Current Participants page.
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. For more information, please visit our Landlords page.
- 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.
2-1-1 Arizona serves the community by providing information and referrals. If any of the following situations apply to you, contact them by phone (2-1-1). They are available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- I need a domestic violence or homeless shelter
- I have past due rent, mortgage or an eviction notice
- I have past due utility bills or shut off notice
- I have other bills that I cannot pay
- I am currently living in a violent relationship.
Callers using TDD, use Arizona Relay (800-367-8939 or 7-1-1), have them dial 877-211-8661.
- City of Mesa Housing Administrative Plan (effective 7/1/2019) [PDF]
- City of Mesa Housing Administrative Plan - DRAFT (effective 7/1/2020) [PDF]
- Public Housing Authority FY2019/2020 Annual Plan [PDF]
- Public Housing Authority FY2015/2020 5-Year Plan [PDF]
- Public Housing Authority FY2020/2025 5-Year Plan - DRAFT [PDF]
- Attachment A to the Public Housing Authority FY2020/2025 5-Year Plan - DRAFT [PDF]
- Payment standards (effective 1/1/2020) [PDF]
- Utility allowance (effective 1/1/2020) [XLSX]
- Arizona Landlord Tenant Act
- Resource List [PDF]
- COVID-19 Statutory & Regulatory Waivers for Mesa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Programs [PDF]