Maricopa County invests $10 million in Chandler housing

Nov 28, 2023, 4:25 AM

aerial view of downtown Chandler...

Chandler expects to add upwards of 450 affordable housing units through partnership with Maricopa County. (Facebook Photo/City Government of Chandler, Arizona)

(Facebook Photo/City Government of Chandler, Arizona)

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a $10 million investment into low-income housing in Chandler, the board announced Monday.

It’s expected that the investment will benefit upwards of 400 people each year through helping families and individuals by expanding affordable housing options in Chandler.

The funding comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, which is meant to assist citizens across the country in a post-pandemic world.

“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,” chairman of the Board of Supervisors Clint Hickman of District 4 said. “This project with the city of Chandler will provide affordable housing options and revitalize vacant parcels of land.”

The investment, which aims to further assist two separate communities, will serve households earning at or below 60% of the area median income.

One community, named South Hamilton, will be located near Chandler Boulevard. and McQueen Road. The newly-constructed community targets up to 300 seniors, featuring a community room, walking path and ramadas.

Villas on McQueen will be located nearby and will add veterans, families and the disabled to a demographic which also includes seniors. Amenities at the 157-unit community include playgrounds and a sports court as well as employment and career training opportunities.

“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,” vice chairman of the board Jack Sellers of District 1 said. “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.”

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Pedophilic burglar fought mother and father, Phoenix police say...

Serena O'Sullivan

Man accused of breaking into Phoenix home, entering young boy’s room, fighting with parents

The Phoenix Police Department accused 25-year-old Abdullahi Aroni of being a pedophilic burglar in a Tuesday announcement.

28 minutes ago

A California woman died Monday after falling down a 140-foot cliff while hiking in Sedona. (Coconin...

California woman falls to her death down 140-foot cliff while hiking in Sedona

A California woman died Monday after falling down a 140-foot cliff while hiking in Sedona, authorities said.

1 hour ago

(Phoenix Fire Department photo)...

Serena O'Sullivan

Small underground explosion blows out manhole covers in Phoenix

An explosion blew out two manhole covers in Phoenix on Tuesday morning, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

2 hours ago

Gabriel Garcia, 55, was arrested on April 13, 2024. (Tempe Police Photo0...

Suspect arrested in Tempe hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

A suspect was arrested Saturday in a Tempe hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian earlier this month, authorities said.

3 hours ago

Goodyear lake crash kills wife: Husband indicted for murder...

Serena O'Sullivan

Man whose wife died after he drove into Goodyear lake indicted for murder

Anthony Joseph Maiorana, 35, was officially indicted with murder after his wife died in a Goodyear lake crash, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

4 hours ago

A view of the copper dome atop the Arizona Capitol. Arizona Republican lawmakers are considering a ...

Kevin Stone

Arizona Republican lawmakers consider ballot strategy to counter abortion rights initiative

Arizona Republican lawmakers are considering a ballot-flooding strategy to counter a voter initiative that would ensure abortion rights.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.


Fiesta Bowl Foundation

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade is excitingly upon us

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe is upon us! The attraction honors Arizona and the history of the game.

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

Maricopa County invests $10 million in Chandler housing