City of Flagstaff Housing Section Mission
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. View information for potential LIHTC renters and 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.
- Arizona and the CDC have issued moratoria on COVID-19 related eviction. For more information, see:
- Let Your Voice Be Heard! Complete the Fair Housing Survey today! View the flyer (PDF).
- Restricted Lobby Access During COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
- 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 (PDF): As of April 9, 2020, the Section 8 waiting list is closed to new applications.
- A Call To Contractors (PDF)
- Public Notice: 2016 to 2020 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Annual Action Plan, Substantial Amendment Number 1 (PDF)
Find an archive of our announcements.
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:
- Community Development Block Grants
- Fair Housing Resources
- 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
Plans Related to Funding and Programs
- The Consolidated Plan (PDF) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required 5-year planning document regarding community needs related to housing and special needs populations.
- The 2019 to 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan (PDF) is an annual plan detailing the community efforts and expenditure of HUD federal funding in concert with the Consolidated Plan.
- The 2020 to 2021 CDBG Annual Action Plan Draft (PDF) is a currently proposed annual plan detailing the community efforts and expenditure of HUD federal funding in concert with the Consolidated Plan.
- Public Housing Authority (PHA) 5-year Plan (PDF) is a HUD required 5-year planning document related to Public Housing and Voucher Programs.
- The PHA Annual Plan (PDF) is an annual plan related to related to Public Housing and Voucher Programs in concert with the PHA 5-year plan
- The PHA 5-year Capital Plan (PDF) is a rolling 5-year plan detailing the Public Housing capital needs and the planned expenditures of anticipated HUD capital funding
- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (PDF) is a HUD required analysis and plan, implemented by the Fair Housing Act, to advance Fair Housing and expand affordable housing opportunity in relation to the seven protected classes.
Other Relevant Planning Documents
- 2020 Amended Citizen Participation Plan (PDF)
- The High Occupancy Housing Specific Plan (PDF) (large file, 110 mb) - defines future patterns for this development type. High occupancy housing is defined as containing at least 30 units or 75 bedrooms per acre in dormitory or apartment-style units.
- Housing Attainability for the Flagstaff Workforce (PDF) is a collaborative effort with ECONA and major employers. Access the staff summary (PDF) presented at the City Council meeting (January 2, 2018) regarding the presentation of the report, its recommendations, and the City role. Implementation of selected key recommendations from the report began with eight weeks of the presentation to Council.
- The Incentive Policy for Affordable Housing and related section of the Zoning Code (PDF) is a document that defines City Council’s desire to have additional affordable housing units created and provides incentives to that end.
- Regional Plan: Chapter XIII - Neighborhoods, Housing, and Urban Conservation (PDF)
These are commonly requested resources in our community.
- 2018 Arizona Landlord-Tenant Act Handbook (PDF)
- 2020 AMI Limits for Flagstaff (PDF)
- 2020 Flagstaff Resource Guide (from the Continuum of Care) (PDF)
- 2020 Housing Section Pamphlet (PDF)
- CHAP Down Payment Assistance Information (PDF)
- Community Land Trust Flyer (PDF)
- Community Land Trust Program Resale Formula (PDF)
- Housing Attainability Report 2019 (from Housing Solutions) (PDF)
- Housing Task Force Report (PDF)
- Incentive Policy for Affordable Housing (PDF)
- Nexus Study (PDF)
City of Flagstaff Housing Facebook
You can find us on Facebook. We often post about community partner events, resources, and activities.