Housing Services

Consistent with SAAF’s promise to create and sustain a healthier community, SAAF provides subsidized, affordable housing for qualified clients through residential properties owned by SAAF and housing through other scattered site housing programs.

More than 140 families and individuals are living in safe and healthy housing located throughout our Tucson community.

Fast Facts about Housing Services at SAAF:

  • SAAF owns 83 units at seven different locations
  • SAAF supports 61 subsidized rentals in the community
  • SAAF provides emergency assistance that provides short term financial assistance to help pay rent, mortgage, and utility bills.
  • SAAF assists with move-in deposits for community rental units.

Frequently Asked Questions about SAAF Housing

How do I find out if I’m eligible for housing?

The basic requirements are an HIV+/AIDS diagnosis, income at or below 80% median income, homeless or at risk of becoming so, a Pima County resident, & a SAAF client. SAAF clients should contact their Case Manager to complete the application process.

How long does it take to get placed in housing?

Once you are eligible, you’ll be placed on the Housing Waiting List. Time on the waiting list varies, dependent on the number of clients already on the list and the frequency of vacant apartments and houses.

How much will I pay for rent?

Your subsidized rent is calculated on a sliding scale based on your income and assets, generally equal to 30% of your income. SAAF pays for all the utilities in the properties owned by SAAF. Scattered site housing is mixed, with the tenant usually responsible for utilities.

What size are the units and where in Tucson are they located?

SAAF owned housing units include: studios, one-two-three bedroom apartments and they are located throughout mid-town near major bus lines. Scattered site housing includes houses and apartments in all sizes throughout Pima County.

Contact SAAF Housing Services

If you’re not a client, contact SAAF by phone at (520) 628-SAAF (7223), or use the form below to schedule an initial appointment.

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.