More than 400 people are expected to benefit each year from a $10 million investment approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The funding will help families and individuals with low incomes by expanding affordable housing options in the Chandler area.
"Since housing costs are unlikely to decrease to pre-pandemic levels, Maricopa County is funding housing solutions to help income-qualified households keep pace with rising rents," said Clint Hickman, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 4. “This project with the City of Chandler will provide affordable housing options and revitalize vacant parcels of land.”
The funding for this collaborative effort with the City of Chandler comes from Maricopa County’s allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.
Vice Chairman Jack Sellers of District 1 shared, "Finding a safe and affordable place to call home is difficult right now. Many people cannot afford to live in the communities where they work. I’m very pleased that by partnering with the City of Chandler we will help create housing opportunities for working families struggling in today’s market.”
$5 million will be used to help construct an affordable housing rental community on 7.4 acres located at 73 S. Hamilton St. When complete, the newly constructed community, which is targeted for senior housing, will have an estimated 300 affordable rental units.
Every unit in this housing development will serve income-qualified households earning at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The community will offer a community room with non-profit agencies co-located on site to serve senior populations. Residents can also enjoy a walking path, indoor community space, and ramadas.
Villas on McQueen
The second project funded with $5 million through this partnership is known as the Villas on McQueen and will be located on McQueen, just south of Chandler Boulevard. This development will include 157 units of rental housing targeted toward seniors, veterans, families, and people with disabilities. This community will serve income-qualified households earning at or below 60 percent of the AMI.
In addition to its convenient location near public transportation, recreational amenities, as well as schools, health providers, public parks, and employment opportunities – the Villas on McQueen will feature a variety of amenities. Residents will be able to use multi-purpose community space, playgrounds, ramadas, a walking path, and a sport court. Services will also be available for residents including youth activities, senior services, as well as employment and career training opportunities.
This $10 million investment to help residents in the Chandler area is part of a series of solutions that Maricopa County has funded along the housing continuum to help people secure housing. For a complete listing of Maricopa County’s investments in housing, visit Maricopa.gov/Housing.
About Human Services
The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) builds resiliency in the community and promotes the well-being of County residents experiencing adversity through a variety of programs and services to help people and families thrive. These opportunities include early childhood education, housing, homeownership, independent living services for seniors and adults with disabilities, career development for job seekers with barriers to employment, crisis rental, and utility assistance, and support for people experiencing homelessness. HSD is committed to delivering innovative, equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive services in a collaborative approach that preserves dignity, promotes respect, and facilitates social and economic mobility. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to Maricopa County residents at Maricopa.gov/HSD.