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Public Housing Program Information
Program InformationSiler Homes House
What is Public Housing?
Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The City of Flagstaff Housing Authority has two main Public Housing locations: Siler Homes, and Brannen Homes, with several homes scattered throughout the city.

Siler Homes
Siler Homes is located off of Fanning Drive in East Flagstaff. Siler has 2-5 bedroom homes available. Siler Homes strives to be a drug-free and crime-free community that is safe and comfortable for families of all sizes. Siler has a skilled maintenance crew on staff to respond to any maintenance needs residents may experience. Units are inspected regularly to ensure that they are in compliance with federal health and safety regulations, and all maintenance needs are taken care of.

Brannen Homes

Brannen Homes is located off of Lone Tree in west Flagstaff. Brannen has 1-4 bedroom homes available. For one bedroom homes located at Brannen, we give priority to individuals / couples who are elderly or disabled. Brannen Homes strives to be a drug-free and crime free community that is safe and comfortable for families and individuals. Brannen has a skilled maintenance crew on staff to respond to any maintenance needs residents may experience.
Units are inspected regularly to ensure that they are in compliance with federal health and safety regulations, and all maintenance needs are taken care of.

Who is Eligible?
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:
  1. Annual gross income
  2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. If the adult members of your household submit a criminal background check free of drug, and violence related charges during the past three years.

If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. The Housing Authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the community's environment.

How long is the Waiting List?
For Flagstaff residents, the average wait time is currently 6 months to 2 years depending on the bedroom size your family qualifies for. However, this amount of time could vary depending on a variety of factors.

Are there any Selection Preferences?
The City of Flagstaff Housing Authority does have a residency preference. This means that households that have an adult member of the family living and/or working in Flagstaff will be housed before those not living and/or working in Flagstaff.

How is Rent Determined?
Residents’ monthly rent is based on the family's anticipated gross annual income less deductions, if any. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older. Rent is 30% of the monthly adjusted income.

Are any Utilities included in the monthly rent payment?
The Public Housing program pays for the water and gas usage for the homes located at Brannen Homes and Siler Homes. The tenant will be responsible for the electric bill.
  • Utilities are not included at the scattered sites, which are homes spread throughout Flagstaff.

What are the Income Limits?
Residents' income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income.
Median
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person
6 Person
7 Person
8 Person
80% of Median
$35,250
$40,300
$45,350
$50,350
$54,400
$58,450
$62,450
$66,500

How long can families / individuals stay in Public Housing?
In general, residents may stay in public housing as long as they comply with the lease.

When can you apply?
You can come to the Flagstaff Housing Authority office to apply for the Conventional Housing Program any day of the week from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. If you are unable to come to the office to fill out the application, you can mail in a written request for an application to be mailed to you, or submit a request by e-mail for an application to be mailed to you.  Written requests can be mailed to: FHA, P.O. Box 2098, Flagstaff, AZ 86003.   

How can you check your status on the Waiting List?
Status updates cannot be given out over the phone. You can check your status on the waiting list by coming into the office or by submitting a written request for a status update. While on the waiting list, we ask that you please report all changes regarding contact information, household composition, employment and income either in writing or in person, so as to keep your file current.

Further Questions?
For more information, contact the Public Housing Director by e-mail or by calling (928) 526-0002.