Five Year & Annual Plans

AGENCY PLAN 2021-2022
The Housing Authority of Maricopa County
8910 N. 78
Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345
Telephone: 602.744.4500 | TDD 602.744.4540
Streamlined Annual
PHA Plan
(HCV Only PHAs)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
OMB No. 2577-0226
Expires 02/29/2016
Purpose. The 5-Year and Annual PHA Plans provide a ready source for interested parties to locate basic PHA policies, rules, and requirements concerning the
PHA’s operations, programs, and services, and informs HUD, families served by the PHA, and members of the public of the PHA’s mission, goals and objectives
for serving the needs of low- income, very low- income, and extremely low- income families
Applicability. Form HUD-50075-HCV is to be completed annually by HCV-Only PHAs. PHAs that meet the definition of a Standard PHA, Troubled
PHA, High Performer PHA, Small PHA, or Qualified PHA do not need to submit this form. Where applicable, separate Annual PHA Plan forms
are available for each of these types of PHAs.
(1) High-Performer PHAA PHA that owns or manages more than 550 combined public housing units and housing choice vouchers, and was designated as a
high performer on both of the most recent Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP)
assessments if administering both programs, or PHAS if only administering public housing.
(2) Small PHA - A PHA that is not designated as PHAS or SEMAP troubled, or at risk of being designated as troubled, that owns or manages less than 250
public housing units and any number of vouchers where the total combined units exceeds 550.
(3) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Only PHA - A PHA that administers more than 550 HCVs, was not designated as troubled in its most recent SEMAP
assessment, and does not own or manage public housing.
(4) Standard PHA - A PHA that owns or manages 250 or more public housing units and any number of vouchers where the total combined units exceeds 550,
and that was designated as a standard performer in the most recent PHAS and SEMAP assessments.
(5) Troubled PHA - A PHA that achieves an overall PHAS or SEMAP score of less than 60 percent.
(6) Qualified PHA - A PHA with 550 or fewer public housing dwelling units and/or housing choice vouchers combined, and is not PHAS or SEMAP troubled.
PHA Information.
PHA Name: Housing Authority of Maricopa County PHA Code: AZ009
PHA Plan for Fiscal Year Beginning: (MM/YYYY): 07/2021
PHA Inventory (Based on Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) units at time of FY beginning, above) 1724 (53 RAD PBVs, 45 Mainstream, 29
Number of Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) 1592
PHA Plan Submission Type:
Annual Submission Revised Annual Submission
Availability of Information. In addition to the items listed in this form, PHAs must have the elements listed below readily available to the public.
A PHA must identify the specific location(s) where the proposed PHA Plan, PHA Plan Elements, and all information relevant to the public hearing
and proposed PHA Plan are available for inspection by the public. Additionally, the PHA must provide information on how the public may reasonably
obtain additional information of the PHA policies contained in the standard Annual Plan, but excluded from their streamlined submissions. At a
minimum, PHAs must post PHA Plans, including updates, at the main office or central office of the PHA. PHAs are strongly encouraged to post
complete PHA Plans on their official website.
The proposed annual plan may be reviewed at or any of the following locations:
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Administrative Office, 8910 N. 78th Avenue, Peoria AZ 85345
Peoria Housing Office, 10950 N. 87th Avenue, Peoria AZ 85345
Rose Terrace Property Management Office, 525 E. Harrison Drive, Avondale AZ 85323
Surprise Housing Office, 12976 W. Cottonwood, Surprise AZ 85378
River at Eastline Property Management Office, 2106 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe AZ 85281
PHA Consortia: (Check box if submitting a joint Plan and complete table below) Not Applicable
Participating PHAs PHA Code Program(s) in the Consortia
Program(s) not in the
No. of Units in Each Program
Lead HA:
Annual Plan.
Revision of PHA Plan Elements.
(a) Have the following PHA Plan elements been revised by the PHA since its last Annual Plan submission?
Housing Needs and Strategy for Addressing Housing Needs.
Deconcentration and Other Policies that Govern Eligibility, Selection, and Admissions.
Financial Resources.
Rent Determination.
Operation and Management.
Informal Review and Hearing Procedures.
Homeownership Programs.
Self Sufficiency Programs and Treatment of Income Changes Resulting from Welfare Program Requirements.
Substantial Deviation.
Significant Amendment/Modification.
(b) If the PHA answered yes for any element, describe the revisions for each element(s):
Financial Resources
Planned $
Planned Uses
1. Federal Grants
a. Project Based Rental Assistance
PBRA Property operations
b. Annual Contributions for Housing
Choice Voucher Based Assistance
Housing and Utility Voucher payments
for the HCV Program for Port-Outs and
S8 Project based vouchers.
c. Annual Contributions for Housing
Choice Voucher Based Assistance -
Operating/Administrative Expenses
d. FSS Family Self Sufficiency
Grant Awarded for FSS programming
2. Other Income Non-Federal
a. Tenant Rents
Rental to fund operations and
maintenance for Public Housing
b. Resident Support Services-Madison
Funds on site Resident Support
c. Resident Support Services-Coffelt
Funds on site Resident Support
d. Bridge to Permanency Program
Housing Assistance Payments and
Supportive Services for Special
e. TBRA Homelessness
Housing Assistance Payment and
Supportive Services for Special
f. Resident Support Services-Eastline
Housing Assistance Payments and
Supportive Services for Special
g. Resident Support Services-Heritage
Housing Assistance Payments and
Supportive Services for Special
Total Resources
Rent Determination
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) payment standards are used to calculate the housing assistance payment (HAP) that the
Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) pays to the owner on behalf of the family leasing the unit. The level at
which the payment standard amount is set directly affects the amount of subsidy a family will receive, and the amount of
rent paid by program participants. The HAMC must adopt a payment standard schedule that establishes voucher payment
standard amounts for each unit size, for each FMR area, in the HAMCs jurisdiction. Effective August 1, 2020, HAMC
increased the payment standard for 1-3-bedroom units to 105% of the FMR, 4-bedroom units to 100% of the FMR, 5-6
bedrooms units to 95% of the FMR updating the payment standards as follows:
Bedroom Size
Fair Market Rent 2020
HAMC Payment Standard
Operation and Management
A. The HAMC is governed by a Board of Commissioners (BOC). The mission of the BOC is to assist the HAMC further
its mission to improve the quality of life of families and strengthen communities by developing and sustaining
affordable housing programs; and to become a leading housing authority by exemplifying best practices, offering
innovative affordable housing programs, and expanding accessibility throughout Maricopa County. Each member of
the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appoints one member, and the BOC appoints at least one but not more
than two eligible resident commission members ("Resident Commissioners") who must be: A.) in good standing,
and B.) either a Housing Authority housing resident (Category 1) or a Housing Authority Rental Assistance recipient
(Category 2). A vacancy on the BOC of a Supervisor-appointed Commissioner shall be filled with a replacement
appointed by the Supervisor of the district who initially made the appointment and approved by the Maricopa County
Board of Supervisors. A vacancy occurred in February, and on February 24, 2021, a new BOC member was appointed
for a four-year term. HAMC continues to observe all governance bylaws and rules as required.
B. With the final implementation of a new software system, Yardi, the HAMC redeveloped property management
maintenance standards to ensure continuity. This included conducting walk troughs of all sites and producing a daily
report for Asset Management review, responding to work orders within a reasonable time and enhancing our
communication with residents on necessary work orders and any other concerns. Related maintenance procedures
comply with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations and enable HAMC to surpass managed property goals
that maintain the property in excellent condition, keep expenses within the operating budget, assess and address
capital need proactively, and provide excellent customer service to all residents.
C. HAMC implemented U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) COVID-19 waivers for certain
activities as authorized, and where applicable. Waivers were applied when needed to mitigate the spread of the
disease and will remain in effect as permitted by HUD, or sooner if deemed appropriate. As required, any waiver
applied is documented and recorded with their effective dates.
New Activities
(a) Does the PHA intend to undertake any new activities related to the following in the PHA’s current Fiscal Year?
Project Based Vouchers.
(b) If this activity is planned for the current Fiscal Year, describe the activities. Provide the projected number of project-based units and general
locations and describe how project-basing would be consistent with the PHA Plan.
Administrative Plan Changes
Chapter Subject Comments
1.14 Violence Against Women’s Act
Adding language that outlines the process for VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan
including HUD’s Emergency Transfer Request Form.
3.5 Special Program Preferences
Added description and waiting list placement requirements for Choice Mobility
applicants, In-place families displaced due to HAMC action, TBRA and BRIDGE
converting to HCV:
Choice Mobility (70 Points): In-place residents who reside in a RAD-PBV unit for
12 months of occupancy, or after 24 months of occupancy in a RAD-PBRA unit, may
exercise their choice mobility rights and receive priority position on the HCV waiting
list. Acceptable Verification: A completed and approved Choice Mobility Request
In-place families displaced by HAMC action (70 Points): In-place residents who will
be displaced due to renovation, construction, demolition of HAMC owned units.
Acceptable Verification: A fully executed Alternative Housing Option Offer.
TBRA (70 Points): TBRA participants who have completed the 12-month program
and are income eligible for the HCV program. Acceptable Verification: A completed
and approved TBRA Transition Plan.
BRIDGE (70 Points): BRIDGE participants who have completed the 24-month
program and are income eligible for the HCV program. Acceptable Verification: A
completed and approved BRIDGE Completion Form.
Reporting Changes and Updating
the Waiting List
Added language that includes applicants who are removed for failing to respond will
have to provide support documentation when requesting an appeal.
3.8 Waiting List Application Update
Added language allowing HAMC to introduce a 90-day waiting list application
update requirement to maintain an active waiting list.
3.9 Selection from the Waiting List
Adding clarifying language for completing the Intake Certification and providing all
required vital documentation timely.
Completing the Application
Adding language to detail the verifying process of the Intake Certification and
required vital documents.
3.11 Special Admission Programs
Removing language that Special Program Admissions are placed on separate waiting
lists (i.e. Choice Mobility, Bridge, TBRA).
8.8 Contract Execution Process Adding language to include Landlord signing bonus.
19.7 HAMC Errors or Program Abuse Adding language that identifies a HAMC-error.
Added clarifying language that references HOME program requirements in 23.11.
21.15 (E)
Conversion to Tenant Based
Assistance (Choice Mobility)
Adding clarifying language to include:
RAD-PBRA and RAD-PBV programs, allows for Choice mobility not PBRA and
Choice Mobility will not use a separate waiting list but will receive Special Program
Other TBRA Policies
Added language that outlines HOME program requirements:
During annual recertification of TBRA units that utilize HOME Funds, a full 60 days
(2 months) of income is required.
Annual HQS Inspection will be conducted even if the HCVP allows for biennial
TBRA participants who wish to transition to the HCV program must:
1. Pass HAMC’s criminal /sex offender background check at HCV admission.
2. Complete a TBRA Transition Plan Form (also see Section 3.11).
24 Appendices Added section to include required HUD forms for reference.
Norton Circle Apartments Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application
The Use Agreement, dated June 8, 2017, between HUD and the HAMC requires Norton Circle Apartments (the Property) to
exclusively be used for affordable housing purposes for the duration of 20 years from the date of that certain Use Agreement
to serve households at 80% of area median income. HAMC submitted a request to its BOC to submit a Low-Income Housing
Tax Credit application due on April 1, 2021 to the Arizona Department of Housing for the redevelopment of the property into
a 100-unit new construction project to be owned by Norton C, LLC. The BOC approved and authorized HAMC’s application.
If approved, HAMC plans to transfer the property located at 304 S. 5
Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323 to Norton C, LLC with
a sale agreement.
Housing Choice Voucher Landlord Incentive
The HAMC announced a $500 signing bonus for landlords in Maricopa County participating in the Section 8 HCV Program.
Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords received a $500 signing bonus for an executed Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment
(HAP) contract within the HAMC’s jurisdiction. This bonus is subsidized with Federal CARES Act funding and