Addressing Homelessness in Mesa

Tracking Mesa Housing Trends

Cost-Burdened Households

Cost burden is defined as paying more than 30% of household income for housing (rent or mortgage, plus utilities) and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation, and medical care.
As of December 2021 31.5% of Mesa households are considered "cost-burdened". However, this cost burden is greatest among renters (49.3%).

*Data sourced by US Census American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates.

Apartment Rent

Mesa's overall median rent in Q3 2022: 
  • $1,495
  • Ranked #11 in overall median rent compared with other municipalities in Maricopa County. 
Maricopa County's overall median rent in Q3 2022:
  • $1,600
During Q3 2022, Mesa's monthly rent of $2,000+ as a percentage of overall monthly rent reached 10% of all rents.


Eviction filings remain below pre-covid numbers, in large part because of the City of Mesa's use of federal Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP).