City Programs NHA

Public Housing Section 8 HCV

Section 8 HCV Program is currently CLOSED

The Nogales Housing Authority’s mission is to provide safe and sanitary housing conditions, for very low income and social upward mobility, to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. The City of Nogales owns and manages 226 public housing units located throughout the city. The public housing unit portfolio includes multi-unit housing complexes.


Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The City of Nogales Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:

  1. Annual Gross Income
  2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. U.S. Citizenship or eligible immigration status

If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. Housing Authorities will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.

To apply:

Applications are currently being accepted for public housing. Pick up a form from Nogales Housing Authority Office, located at 951 N. Kitchen Street in Nogales fill it out, and deliver it back to the Nogales Housing Authority Office.

Application Process

The Housing Authority requires a written application to collect the following information to determine eligibility

  1. Name of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, and relationship to the family head
  2. Your present address and telephone number
  3. Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family’s suitability as a tenant
  4. An estimate of your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income
  5. The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the HA would need to verify your income and deductions, and to verify the family composition; and the NHA also may visit you in your home to interview you and your family members to see how you manage the upkeep of your current home.

Rent Determination

Your rent would be based on your family’s anticipated gross annual income fewer deductions, such as $480 for each dependent; $400 for any elderly family, or a person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with disabilities. The formula used in determining the Total Tenant Payment is the highest of the following, rounded to the nearest dollar.

  1. 30 percent of the monthly adjusted income. (Monthly Adjusted Income is annual income fewer deductions allowed by the regulations)
  2. 10 percent of monthly income
  3. $50 minimum rent

Property Management

The City’s public housing units are managed by City staff who are responsible for the day to day operations of the properties. The Housing Authority Office is located at 951 N Kitchen Street in Nogales.

City Programs NPD

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011, as a result of a brainstorming session. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media.

In less than five years, Coffee with a Cop event has been hosted in more than 3000 communities, in all 50 states and is one of the most successful community-oriented policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the United States to Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

The Nogales Police Department is the first agency to bring this program to our community, and we certainly aim to continue having this close contact with the public we serve. The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together. Look at our local advertisements and follow us on social media for the next Coffee with a Cop event. Hope to see you there!

City Programs Library

Library Community Programs

Homework Help

The homework tutor is a Nogales High School Junior/Senior and is overseen by Children’s Services Coordinator, Laura Rodriguez. There will also be a special interest projects for the children as well from time to time.


Nogales Library: Mon – Thurs: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Rio Rico Library: Mon – Thurs: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Housing Authority: Mon – Thurs: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interlibrary Loan

A free service for all library cardholders in Santa Cruz County. This service provides isers with free materials (books or movies) from public libraries across the United States. Form more information please call Sandra Mascareñas at 520-285-5714.

Weekly Story Times:

Nogales-Rochlin Library (Wednesdays at 11:00am) Rio Rico (Wednesdays at 10:00am) Tubac Library (Wednesday at 11:00am)

Library Fans

The Library Fans meet regularly to discuss books, plans and have fundraisers for the library.

Adult Reading

Know an adult that lives in Santa Cruz County that needs help with reading? Contact Literacy Coordinator, at 287-0111.

City Programs Finance

Low Income Rate Eligibility

A Low-Income Discount of 30% shall be available to residential account holders meeting the criteria of Section 19-81(E) as set forth therein.

Ordinance No. O2016-07-004

Section 19-81(E): Low-Income Discount: A residential account shall qualify for a low-income discount of 30% upon presenting evidence that the resident is receiving State or Federal Income, Housing or Food Assistance, Disability or Unemployment Benefits. If the account serves multiple residential units, the low-income discounts shall be applicable on proportion to the number of units unless additional documentation for additional resident(s) is provided.