Arizona Department of Housing

Housing is the foundation for success. We lead and collaborate with our community partners to create, preserve and invest in affordable housing. We protect housing consumers and revitalize communities to make Arizona the best place to live. 

Relationship to the State Government: Cabinet Level Agency of State Government

Current Staff Size: 30

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ADOH is established



Set Aside in the LIHTC program started for one project each year to benefit local tribes



Prioritized funding to affordable housing programs near transportation



first Transit Oriented Development, LEED Certified, LIHTC, affordable housing project was completed



Allocated $48 million to launch Pathway to Purchase


Total Financing Provided


Renters Served Since 2002


Homeowners Served Since 2002

Signature Program

Choice Neighborhoods: Redevelopment of Phoenix’s Edison Eastlake Community

Partnered with the city of Phoenix to redevelop the largest concentration of public housing in the state to turn 577 obsolete public housing units into over 1,000 modern, energy efficient mixed-income units. ADOH helped fund the planning grant and created a State Special Project set aside in its tax credit program for Choice Neighborhood projects.

New Energy Efficient, Mixed Income Units Built: 1,000   

Future Focus


Tom Simplot 

Executive Director

Our mission is to provide safe and attainable affordable housing to all Arizona residents. To meet this goal we are focusing on the entire spectrum of housing needs, partnering with community stakeholders as well as housing and healthcare providers.

Success Stories
Urban Living on Fillmore – Affordable Workforce Housing 


Phoenix, AZ 

Rey, an Airbnb cleaner, is a single father raising two sons who had moved around frequently and lived with friends before finding affordable housing at Urban Living on Fillmore. As a youth, Rey witnessed an older relative’s struggle with housing in the same downtown area and shares these stories with his sons. He also likes to treat them to meals nearby at Snooze, the former site of Circle Records where he often listened to music and played tapes.  

Camelback Pointe – Permanent Supportive Housing 

Phoenix, AZ 

Dave has lived at Camelback Pointe since 2019 with 2.5 years of sobriety. He’s a Native American veteran who has struggled with alcohol/substance use disorder most of his life. He had high-paying work through a day labor program until experiencing a hand injury. He is working to regain his Peer Support Certification to help others with addictions and recently helped to build a new sweat lodge in Northern Arizona for tribal members in recovery.

Apache Junction Villas: 52 duplex units (Housing Credit project)
The Marist on Cathedral Square: 83 units (historic preservation project layered Housing Tax Credits)
Mesa Heights Apartments: 58 units (Housing Credit project)
TOKA Homes III: 24 single-family homes plus 14 townhomes (Housing Credit program)
19 West Apartments: 54 units (Housing Credit program)