City of Tucson Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program

Who does the program help?

Families at 50% or below the area’s median household income, with 75% of vouchers going to families at 30% or below

Household size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Household income limits
(very low—50%)*
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
Household income limits
(extremely low—30%)*
$12,500 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $36,800 $39,150

*Effective 4/14/17

What does the program provide?

Down payment assistance OR mortgage payment assistance, but not both

What does the program require?

Buyer must

  • Be admitted to the Housing Choice Voucher program and be in good standing with the Family Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Not have owned a home in the last three years
  • Have at least $14,500 annual income
  • If disabled, have at least $8,796 annual income (including welfare)
  • Unless elderly or disabled, meet employment requirements (working at least 30 hours a week for one year prior to purchase—may be waived if disabled person in family)
  • Qualify for a mortgage loan that meets program requirements (no adjustable rate mortgages; terms must be approved by housing counselor at HUD approved agency)
    • Be able to afford mortgage payments (debt to income ratios apply)
  • Complete a Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshop and Pre-purchase Counseling from a HUD approved agency
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

The property must

  • Receive a home inspection by a Certified Specialist of Inspection Housing Quality Standard (paid for by buyer—counts toward $1,000 requirement)
  • Pass an Environmental Clearance (paid for by program)

HUD approved agencies

These HUD approved agencies offer Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops and Pre-purchase Counseling.

CHICANOS POR LA CAUSA Phone: (520) 882-0018
2550 E Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
English, Spanish
FAMILY HOUSING RESOURCES Phone: (520) 318-0993
E-mail: N/A
1700 E Ft Lowell Rd
Ste 101
Tucson, AZ 85719
English, Spanish
4501 E 5th St
Tucson, AZ 85711
English, Spanish
PIO DECIMO CENTER Phone: (520) 622-2801
848 S 7th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
ASL, English, Other, Spanish
THE PRIMAVERA FOUNDATION, INC. Phone: (520) 882-5383
E-mail: N/A
151 W 40th St
Tucson, AZ 85713
English, Spanish

Where does the program funding come from?

Program funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

To learn more

Visit Tucson’s Housing and Community Development Department website: or contact any of the above HUD approved agencies.