UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s innovative leader in shelter, services and housing for families, single women and youth experiencing homelessness, has officially opened its latest affordable housing complex, 19West.
The complex of two and three bedroom apartments offers homes at reduced rent to families and individuals with demonstrated need. Built on a lot formerly used for camping by people experiencing homelessness, the site was deliberately chosen for its access to light rail, grocery stores, schools and other necessities. It is UMOM’s seventh affordable housing property in Phoenix.
According to the U.S. government, housing is “affordable” when it consumes less than 30% of monthly income. 19West apartments will typically be leased at 40% to 60% of AMI (Area Median Income), although other factors – family size, apartment size and ability to pay – will also be part of the monthly payment calculation.