Maricopa County is taking a significant step to address the pressing need for housing by partnering with the Town of Wickenburg, allocating $10 million to an affordable housing construction project known as Wickenburg Apartments. The new housing is estimated to support up to 675 people per year.
Clint Hickman, District 4, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors emphasized the significance of this initiative, stating, "This important collaboration with the Town of Wickenburg is an example of how we can achieve more by working together. This investment will have a lasting impact, not only providing residents with quality housing options for decades to come but also serving as a catalyst to seed additional development in Wickenburg."
When a housing needs assessment conducted in August 2022 identified an extreme need for affordable housing in the area to support the local workforce and attract more families to the area, the Town of Wickenburg took swift action. Officials held meetings with local employers and the community to conceptualize this 15-acre project located on the southwest corner of Wickenburg Way and Saguaro Drive.
Upon completion, the development will consist of 208 units, offering a mix of 104 one-bedroom units, 78 two-bedroom units, and 26 three-bedroom units.
Housing will be available to income-eligible individuals and families with a household income ranging from 30 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), which ranges from which ranges from $30,000 to $74,800 per year for a family of four. Residents of Wickenburg Apartments will have access to a wide range of amenities including a versatile community space, playgrounds, walking and bike paths, and outdoor areas for gatherings. Local non-profits will collaborate to provide essential services, including financial literacy, job placement, nutrition, and digital literacy programs, enriching the lives of those residing in the community.
Maricopa County’s $10 million contribution to the $68 million development is being funded by America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.
This initiative reflects Maricopa County's commitment to addressing housing affordability challenges by facilitating access to safe, affordable housing for its residents. For more information on housing investments made in Maricopa County, visit Maricopa.gov/Housing.