The Housing and Community Development Division oversees a variety of
programs designed to assist Mesa's low and/or moderate income individuals
and families. To accomplish this task, the Division has assumed a
number of vital roles within the community. First and foremost, it
serves as the City of Mesa Housing Authority. In this capacity,
the Division manages the following Housing programs:
Because the City has been designated as an entitlement community by HUD, the
Division also oversees the following Community Development programs:
All sources of funding for the Housing and
Revitalization Division are provided by the Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD).
Waitlist Opening for
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
May 21, 2013 @ 10:00am until May
22, 2013 @ 11:59pm
Information (Public Notice)
Questions & Answers
Application available on
May 21 at 10 a.m.
Affordable Housing Market Assessment, 2010
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Landlord / Tenant Information
Family Self Sufficiency Program
Exceptional customer service to Mesa residents, neighborhoods
and agencies by providing resources to improve the quality of
life for the community.
Housing Highlights Newsletter
The HUD funded program known as the Section 8
Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance to low income families
by contracting with private owners and subsidizing a portion of the family's
monthly rent. The family's portion of the rent is based on their income
and generally amounts to no more than 30% of their adjusted monthly income on
rent, depending on the cost of the unit they select. Families are
re-certified each year for continued eligibility and compliance with the
regulations. In addition to families with children, the term "family" also
includes single individuals who are elderly or have a disability. A family can remain on the Housing Assistance
Program as long as they continue to be eligible and fulfill their obligations
under the federal regulations of the program.
A household is generally issued 1 (ONE) bedroom size for each 2 (TWO) people
in the household. Number in family, gender, and age are considered in assigning
bedroom size. Reasonable accommodation for a disabled member that require
a separate bedroom for medical reasons will be taken under consideration.
A live-in aide will receive a separate bedroom.
For more information see the links below:
Houses For Sale
Map of Current Properties
NSP Area of Greatest Needs
Other NSP Information
Final NSP Substantial Amendment
Proposed NSP3 Substantial
Final NSP 3
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's new
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides funds to every
state and certain local communities to acquire foreclosed or
abandoned homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these
homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline
of house values of neighboring homes.
The City of Mesa has been allocated $9,659,665 by U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD). NSP
funds may be used for such activities as establishing financing
mechanisms for purchase and Development of foreclosed homes
and residential properties, purchase and rehabilitate homes and
residential properties abandoned or foreclosed, establish land
banks for foreclosed homes, demolish blighted structures, and
redevelop demolished or vacant properties. All activities
funded by NSP must benefit low and moderate income persons whose
income does not exceed 120 percent of area median income.
For More Information on the NSP program contact
Ray Thimesch at
The City of Mesa has participated in the Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) Program since 1975. During that period of time, over $75 million has been
allocated to Mesa for various projects.
Housing Application (Microsoft
Down Payment & Closing Costs
Assistance Program Application
Underwriting Guidelines & Tools
The City of Mesa has participated in the Emergency
Shelter Grant (ESG) Program since 1988. During this time,
the City has funded projects that assist in the provision of
emergency shelter and/or prevention activities for the
homeless or those at risk of being homeless. To be eligible
for funding, activities must either be:
Undertake renovation, major rehabilitation or conversion of
buildings for use as emergency shelters for the homeless; or
Provide essential services to the homeless; or Provide for
payment of maintenance, operation costs - (i.e.: rent,
utilities, insurance, security, repairs or furnishings,
development and implementation of homeless prevention
activities (with qualifying criteria).