Affordable Renting in Flagstaff

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Area Median Income (AMI) & Qualifying

Affordable rentals are generally income-qualified in some way. That means would-be tenant families can earn no more than a certain amount per year. View the current AMI table.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Low Income Public Housing process applicant families who live or work in Flagstaff ahead of those who do not. Clark Homes has various points that move applicants up their waiting list.

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Low Income Public Housing (up to 80% AMI)

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. You can apply for public housing now online.

If you are currently a tenant in Siler Homes, Brannen Homes, or our Scattered Sites, you can learn more at the Public Housing Program Information page under Information for Public Housing Residents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many commonly asked questions about Low Income Public Housing are addressed in our Frequently Asked Questions page.


If you missed a recent newsletter or wish to read our recent public housing newsletters, you can find the archive online. If you have recommendations for submissions, please submit those to Housing via email to be reviewed.

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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (up to 50% AMI)

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) assist households with a rental voucher that helps tenants pay for their rent. Given the high ongoing demand for HCVs, applications windows open and close to manage the waiting list. The Section 8 HCV waiting list is currently closed to new applicants. It closed on April 9, 2020. We will publish the next opening at least 30 days in advance. That date has not been set at this time. 

Learn more about the Section 8 Program at the Program page. This page contains information for applicants, program participants (voucher holders), and landlords.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants and would be applicants can have many commonly asked questions answered on the Section 8 HCV Frequently Asked Questions page.

Quarterly Newsletters

In 2019, the Section 8 Program began issuing quarterly newsletters. Find an archive of those newsletters.

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Clark Homes

Clark Homes is an affordable rental property, managed by the City of Flagstaff Housing Authority. Clark Homes has one- to four-bedroom homes available. Clark Homes strives to be a drug-free and crime-free community that is safe and comfortable for families of all sizes.

If you wish to apply for Clark Homes, contact the Housing Specialist, Amanda Thomas via email or by mail at 980 North Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, and request an application be mailed to you. Request for applications must be in writing. At this time, the Clark Homes front desk is closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Visit the Clark Homes page to learn more.

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Commercial Affordable Housing Properties

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties (LIHTC, often pronounced "li-tek") are developments that work directly with the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) to offer subsidized rental units. The City of Flagstaff also has an Affordable Housing Incentive Policy; rental properties that participate in that policy are listed below, as well. To check availability, contact these developments directly.

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Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Properties (up to 60% AMI)

LIHTC properties can serve tenants who earn up to 60% AMI based on household size.

LIHTC & Other Senior Housing

Some LIHTC properties are specifically directed to seniors who earn no up to 60% AMI:

  • Flagstaff Senior Meadows | 1351 N Pine Cliff Drive | (928) 527-6998
  • Sandstone Highlands Senior Community | 300 W High Country Trail | (928) 773-4420

LIHTC properties work directly with the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH). Visit the Arizona Department of Housing website.

Senior Specific Resources provides a one-stop for senior housing, including in Flagstaff and throughout Arizona. does not focus on affordable housing, therefore these resources may not be appropriate for income-restricted households. For further information:

You may also find resources with, an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources. 

City of Flagstaff Affordable Housing Incentive Properties (up to 80% AMI)

Other affordable housing properties include the below, which set aside a certain number of affordable units as part of the Affordable Housing Incentive Policy. These affordable units are for households who earn up to 80% AMI:

If you're a developer interested in Affordable Housing Incentives, contact Jennifer Mikelson via email or at (928) 213-2744.

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Other Affordable Housing in Flagstaff

You may be able to find additional affordable housing options through Social Serve.

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Other Public Housing Authorities

You can find other public housing authorities using the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website. For the specific Arizona list, see the Public Housing Authority Contact Report for Arizona.

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