Public Housing Program Information

Program Information


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.
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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; and
  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. For more information on background checks and tenant history, click here

How long is the Waiting List?


For applicants with the residency preference, the average wait time is currently three months to three years or longer depending on the bedroom size for which you apply. Your family must qualify for the bedroom size for which you apply. This duration varies depending on a variety of factors, including when existing tenants move out, which we cannot predict.

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 neither living nor working in Flagstaff. For more information, click here. 

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.

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 apply online, right now at https://flagaz.myhousing.com/. After 24 hours, you will be able to register and update your application through our applicant portal. To update your application, register at https://flagaz.myhousing.com/Registration, where you will also need to include an email address. Take note of your username and your password, which must be at least six characters long and include an upper case letter, a lowercase letter, and a number. Once you have registered, you can login and use the "Update Application" menu item to make any changes. 

If you require assistance, our office staff can provide support during typical business hours at 3481 North Fanning Drive, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004 or you can email us at housing@flagstaffaz.gov.

How can you check your status on the Waiting List?


You can check your status online at https://flagaz.myhousing.com/Account/Login. Once you have registered, you can review your status on the waiting lists for which you've applied with the "My Waiting Lists" menu item. 

If you have more questions, be sure to check out our Public Housing Waiting List FAQ by clicking here.



For more information, contact the Administrative Specialist for the Flagstaff Housing Authority by housing@flagstaffaz.gov or by calling (928) 213-2730, extension 2730.