Housing is an important community issue in Flagstaff. The limited supply of housing for low- and moderate- income residents affects our quality of life and our ability to grow and develop economically. The City of Flagstaff Housing Section works to address the shortage with a number of programs and tools designed to do the following:
- Coordinate with community partners for crisis housing
- Assist low-income households with affordable renting resources
- Increase housing inventory and availability
- Economically stabilize lower income families through the benefits of homeownership
- Support efforts for safe and adequate homes
- Revitalize community neighborhoods
The City of Flagstaff Housing Section includes a variety of programs to serve families and developers throughout the housing continuum of homelessness to homeownership. Many programs are delivered in collaboration with community partners and other agencies.
Emergency or crisis housing is provided through our community partnerships with Flagstaff Shelter Services and the Coconino County Front Door Program. Agencies that provide emergency rental and utility assistance are listed as well.
Affordable rental units are overseen by the Flagstaff Housing Authority, which manages Low-Income Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, and Clark Homes. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties (LIHTC) provide additional low-income housing. Click here for information for potential LIHTC renters and here for information for potential LIHTC developers.
Home buying assistance and education are provided in partnership with Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona. This includes the Community Homebuyer Assistance Program, City of Flagstaff's Employer Assisted Housing, and the Community Land Trust.
Fair Housing complaints are important to us; we track these and refer concerned parties to legal support agencies. The Housing Section cannot provide legal guidance, but often refers to the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act Handbook (PDF).
Community Development Block Grants
Managing Community Development Block Grants serves our community by funding our partner agencies.
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- For the latest information on COVID-19, go to the Coconino County COVID-19 Collaborator Information page or the Arizona Department of Health Services.
- Section 8 Waiting List Closed to New Applications: As of April 9, 2020, the Section 8 waiting list is closed to new applications.
- A Call To Contractors
- Public Notice:2016-20 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Annual Action Plan, Substantial Amendment Number 1
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The City of Flagstaff Housing Programs branch of the Housing Section fosters housing resources within our community from homelessness to homeownership, including resources for developers and landlords. If you are interested in applying for homebuying assistance, that application is available online (PDF) or can be picked up at 3481 North Fanning Drive during typical business hours. Applications should be returned to Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona during their business hours at:
2304 N 3rd Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Much of the work of Housing Programs is informed by the Flagstaff Housing Commission. You can learn more about the Housing Commission.
Specific Program Information
To learn more about specific programs, click from the links below:
- Homebuying Assistance: Community Housing Assistance Program, Employer-Assisted Housing, and the Community Land Trust Program
- Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties for Renters (a section of Affordable Rentals)
- LIHTC and Affordable Housing Incentives for Developers
- Fair Housing Resources
- Community Development Block Grants
These are commonly requested resources in our community.
- 2020 amI Limits for Flagstaff (PDF)
- 2020 Flagstaff Resource Guide (from the Continuum of Care) (PDF)
- 2020 Housing Section Pamphlet (PDF)
- Housing Attainability Report 2019 (from Housing Solutions) (PDF)
- 2018 Arizona Landlord-Tenant Act Handbook (PDF)
- Incentive Policy for Affordable Housing (PDF)
- Nexus Study (PDF)
- Housing Task Force Report (PDF)
- Community Land Trust Flyer (PDF)
- Community Land Trust Program Resale Formula (PDF)
- CHAP Down Payment Assistance Information (PDF)
City of Flagstaff Housing Facebook
You can find us on Facebook. We often post about community partner events, resources, and activities.