Elderly/Disabled Housing Info

Reasonable Accommodation 

Find out if you qualify for Reasonable Accommodation  

Public Housing

Elderly/Disabled Development Public Housing Waiting Lists

Only applicant households in which the Head of Household, Spouse, Co-Head, or Sole Member is 62 years of age or older or have a disability as defined by the Social Security Act are eligible to reside in these developments.

  • Tucson House 1501 N. Oracle Rd. – 407 unit 17 story high rise elevator building. 168 zero bedroom, 184 one bedroom, & 55 two bedroom units.
  • Lander Gardens 902 W. Congress – 47 unit single story walk up. 47 one bedroom units.
  • Martin Luther King Apts. 55 N. 5th Ave, - 68 unit 6 story elevator building. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING BUILDING. 68 one bedroom mobility accessible units.
  • Silverbell Homes 3007-3076 Dasylirion Dr. - 28 unit single story walk up. 24 one bedroom & 4 two bedroom mobility accessible units.

Grants

Home Access Program

The Home Access Program is a grant with a maximum amount of $5,000 per home.

The program aims to:

  • Remove barriers to safe access
  • Allow a greater level of independent living
  • Reduce institutionalization for disabled persons through accessibility improvements.

The program will be administered by DIRECT/CHRPA.

Please see the Home Access Program Requirement sheet for important details and information.

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Rental Assistanace

Shelter Plus Care (SPC)

Rental assistance for permanent housing and supportive services is provided through a sub-contract with non-profit agencies.

Programs serve

  • Homeless persons
  • Families with disabilities such as the seriously mentally ill, those with chronic addictions to alcohol and/or drugs
  • Persons that have AIDS or AIDS related diseases

Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

Pathways 

​Permanent housing provided through sponsor agencies for low-income homeless individuals and families with disabilities.

Target populations served under the grant are identified as:

  • Homeless and chronically homeless persons
  • Families with disabilities such as the seriously mentally ill, those with chronic addictions to alcohol and/or drugs
  • Persons that have AIDS or AIDS related diseases

Although the grant does not include funding for supportive services, the sponsor agencies provide wrap-around supportive services such as:

  • Intensive case management
  • Development of an Individual Service Plan
  • Psychiatric appointments as needed
  • Assistance with acquiring mainstream services such as food stamps, SSI
  • Substance abuse treatment.

​Positive Housing Opportunities Program (PHOP)

Under a cooperative agreement with Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF), Section 8 "look-alike" assistance is provided to persons and families who qualify under PHOP guidelines.

Housing Opportunities for People with Aids - Rent Subsidy Program

This program is administered under a cooperative agreement with Pima County and Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF).

This Section 8 "look-a-like" designed program provides assistance to persons and families who qualify under the Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) guidelines.

Mainstream Program for Persons with Disabilities

Through partnerships with various community organizations, clients with various disabilities are afforded support services as well as affordable and accessible housing in the open market. Costs associated with accessibility/modifications may be provided through agencies or through Direct Center For Independence, Inc. (520) 624-6452.

For additional information related to these programs, please contact our main number (520) 791-4739.