Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

PLEASE NOTE: As of November 17, 2021, the waitlist for Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is full. At this time, new applications for TBRA will not be accepted.

The City of Surprise partners with a “subrecipient” under 24 CFR 92.2, to administer a Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program that provides financial assistance for monthly rental costs to eligible low-income Surprise residents. The City has allocated HOME funding through the Maricopa County HOME Consortium to support the TBRA program.

Program Overview

The Surprise Tenant Based Rental Assistance program is managed by A New Leaf, a non-profit housing assistance provider based in the Phoenix-Metro area. The TBRA program may provide rental assistance to eligible Surprise residents for up to 24 months. Rental assistance may include Housing Case Management, assistance with finding a qualified unit, and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections.

Program Highlights

  • Participant must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Must currently reside in, work in, or have children attending school in Surprise. 
  • Income must not exceed 60% of HOME income limits (see chart below).
  • Up to 24 months of rental assistance.
  • Minimum Participant contribution of $25 per month or 30% of Adjusted Gross Income (whichever is higher).
  • Application fees are not included.
  • Maximum rental rates apply.
  • Must be a new lease term.
  • Assistance provided on a first come, first served basis.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Income limits subject to change
Household Size
60% Limit $33,180 $37,920 $42,660 $47,400 $51,240 $55,020 $58,500 $62,580

View Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program Flyer

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Weber, Program Manager