At its first formal meeting of 2024 on Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an agreement that allocates $2,000,000 towards a new affordable housing development for seniors in Goodyear.
Jack Sellers, newly appointed Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors who represents District 1, celebrated the decision. “Rising housing costs have disproportionately impacted seniors living in Maricopa County, the fastest-growing segment of our population slipping into homelessness. We are proud to work with the City of Goodyear to offer more stability and safety to those being hit the hardest by the housing crisis.”
Directly south of the southeast corner of Loop 303 and Van Buren Street, the Suncrest Vista community will provide 261 affordable rental apartment homes for seniors. The community will include 76 one-bedroom apartments, 153 two-bedroom apartments, and 32 three-bedroom apartments that will feature a variety of in-unit amenities and provide easy access to retail, grocers, and other nearby services.
“We are grateful for this partnership with Maricopa County to help ensure Goodyear has an array of housing options to address all of our residents’ needs,” said City of Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo. “We are stronger as a region and as a state when we find creative ways to work together for the betterment of our community.”
Maricopa County’s contributions will fund the construction of 10 units reserved for households earning at or below 50% of the Area Median Income. For a household of two seniors, the income cap would be $37,400. The funding, part of Maricopa County’s allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars, will be used to pay for construction hard costs.
This partnership highlights the County’s continued commitment to providing affordable housing in 2024. In 2023, County housing contributions included:
- 41,024 people experiencing homelessness served
- $130 million in ARPA funding committed to affordable and attainable housing opportunities
- 35 affordable housing projects funded, which will add almost 4,000 units upon completion
- 812 of those 4,000 units completed, with an additional 815 projected for 2024
For a comprehensive overview of Maricopa County’s investments in affordable housing and homelessness solutions across the County, visit Maricopa.gov/Housing.