Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Gila Bend: Community Land Trust: $10,200,000

More than $10 million will be used to acquire, rehabilitate and resell approximately 83 single-family homes for homeownership for applicants earning at or below 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) adjusted by household size. $5.2 million will be used for homes scattered throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area at yet to be determined locations. $5 million in funding will be dedicated to sites located in Gila Bend.

Down Payment Assistance: $4,508,592

Maricopa County will provide approximately 128 future homeowners with $35,000 each in down payment assistance to purchase single-family homes within the county. Eligible applicants will have earnings at or below 120% of the AMI adjusted by household size.

Phoenix: Alta Vista Ranch: $2,565,000

Maricopa County is providing more than $2.5 million to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona to develop and build a 25-home community known as Alta Vista Ranch. The 4.52-acre property is located at the southwest corner of Alta Vista Road and 13th Place in Phoenix and is expected to cost a total of $8.9 million to build. The balance of the funds to complete the project will be provided by other sources including donations and sponsors. The development will feature 25 single-family, energy-efficient homes that will be built in partnership with future homeowners, community members, and sponsors. Homes in the development will range from 1,556 to 1,778 square feet. Eligible future homeowners will have a household income of 80% below the AMI, can pay an affordable, no-interest mortgage loan; and complete 400 hours of volunteer service, or ‘Sweat Equity.’

Phoenix: Acacia Heights II: $1.5 Million

A 1.22 acre-parcel at the southeast corner of North 7th Avenue and Camelback Road will be developed into a 66-unit affordable rental housing community known as Acacia Heights. Maricopa County is contributing $1.5 million in ARPA funding toward construction costs. The development will reflect an intentional focus on families with on-site amenities designed for gatherings and events.

Wickenburg: Casa Del Sol Development: $480,000

This 16-lot subdivision on a 2.9-acre site near 439 W. Palm Drive in Wickenburg will include 12 single-family detached homes designated as affordable housing on a 2.9-acre site. Maricopa County is designating $480,000 in funding to cover $300,000 of infrastructure construction costs with the remaining $180,000 providing 12 eligible future homeowners with $15,000 in down payment assistance. Homes in this development will be energy-efficient and include a 1,600 square foot floorplan featuring five bedrooms and two baths, and a 1,375 square foot option with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

About Maricopa County Human Services

As the fourth largest county in the nation home to some of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, Maricopa County’s population is large, growing, and more diverse than ever. Maricopa County’s Human Services Department has five divisions that provide services and programs to people of all ages and abilities to promote their well-being. From offering early education to career training and employment services to case management for aging and adults with disabilities– the Human Services Department serves as a leader in the region to support strong families, neighborhoods, and community relationships. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to eligible Maricopa County residents at



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