The Housing and Redevelopment Division oversees, manages and facilitates affordable housing programs similar to a Housing Authority.
The division also operates and links to other supportive services for those living in affordable and federally subsidized housing programs. Our primary focus is to provide affordable rental housing. On occasion, we develop, operate or link to homeownership programs for families that earn less the 80 percent of area median income. Our programs provide public housing and affordable rental apartments and homes to more than 800 families.
The City of Chandler Housing and Redevelopment Division is not accepting applications for either the Housing Choice Section 8 Voucher OR Public Housing Programs at this time.
Public Housing is federal housing program in which the Chandler Housing Authority owns and manages 303 units consisting of single family homes, four apartments, and one elderly apartments. Low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities pay approximately 30% of their income for rent and utilities.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) is a rent subsidy program that assists eligible low-income person and their families in obtaining affordable, decent and safe housing in the private market. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Chandler Housing Authority on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
Family Self Sufficiency
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is offered by the Chandler Housing Authority to all Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing residents. Participants offers employment and other case management services designed to promote economic self-sufficiency. FSS Participants develop specific economic goals, via their Individual Training and Services Plan, and work with an FSS Coordinator to identify activities and services to help achieve these goals over a five-year period.
The City of Chandler promotes fair housing opportunities for all and ensures that everyone has the chance to live in housing of their choice free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, family status, or any other characteristics protected under state or local laws. City of Chandler accomplishes this through education, outreach, and training in partnership with our fair housing partners in the community.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
The Tenant Based Rental Assistance program utilizes federal HOME funds to provide rental assistance to those that are currently homeless in Chandler.