There are a large variety of housing options available to older adults. These include 55 and up apartments and mobile home parks, active adult communities, independent and assisted living communities, and assisted living homes. Additionally, some older adults benefit from low-income and subsidized housing options. There are many things to consider when choosing the best place to call home, including cost, location, amenities and services, safety, and comfort. Individuals who qualify for the Arizona Long Term Care System receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of a contracted assisted living facility or nursing home.
Subsidized & Low-Income Housing
Some apartment complexes have subsidies that allow rent to be determined on a sliding scale based on income. These programs are available to people with low-income and are funded through a variety of sources including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and private donations. Each housing site is different and offers services and programming for residents. Contact the complex directly to apply and to find out about services offered at that location. Because most of these communities have waiting lists, consider applying at several locations. HUD also operates the Section 8 voucher program, which provides housing subsidies for people who qualify. This program has a waiting list for new applicants that opens periodically. The Section 8 entry (below) will link you to more information about the program. For people already qualifies for a voucher, go to the Pima County Housing Search entry to find apartment complexes that accept Section 8.
See the glossary for descriptions of all categories