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Seasonal Housing Information

Seasonal Employee

YRMC Housing Information & FAQ

Sonora Sunset (YRMC Employee Housing) 3751 W. 24th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364

Five Star certification by Arizona Multihousing Association. Criteria includes good customer service, maintenance of buildings/grounds and safety. Member of Yuma Crime Free program helping to keep illegal activity out of our employee housing and property. All adult residents (18 years or older) must have successfully completed a criminal background check before occupancy in YRMC housing is permitted. Employee must submit the YRMC Employee Housing Application and the Non-Employee Background Check Application (for other adult residents). See links listed below. The basic housing information and FAQ's as listed below should answer most questions you might have regarding your seasonal benefits such as housing, travel pay, or health insurance allowance.
Frequently Asked Questions For Seasonal Employees
Basic Housing Information.


Shared Housing
Monthly rent - none - $200 deposit
$100 security deposit (refundable if no damage) & $100 maintenance fee (non refundable). Taxable benefit - $450

Individual Housing - one-bedroom apartment
Monthly rent - $225 - $200 deposit
$100 security deposit (refundable if no damage) & $100 maintenance fee (non refundable). Taxable benefit - $525

Individual Housing - two-bedroom apartment
Monthly rent - $350 - $200 deposit
$100 security deposit (refundable if no damage) & $100 maintenance fee (non refundable). Taxable benefit - $550

Housing Allowance

  1. Housing Allowance is offered in place of hospital provided housing. The Housing Allowance allows you to choose housing based on your personal needs. Please let your recruiter know if you prefer to receive the allowance.
  2. Housing Allowance is a maximum of $500 per month and calculated by hours worked. The Housing Allowance is paid in your bi-weekly paycheck and is considered to be a taxable income.
  3. Must work 30 hours per week (.75 FTE) to qualify.

Rent, Deposits and Fees - payroll deducted - Rent is collected through payroll deduction from the 1st and 2nd pay period end dates of each month. Your first deduction will begin with your first paycheck. Deposits and fees are also payroll deducted.

YRMC HOUSING AMENITIES - Basic furniture, including queen bedroom set, living room, dining set, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, range, microwave, washer & dryer. Phones and local service are provided. Long distance calling card may be used. Basic cable is provided. **Some amenities may vary if placed outside of Sonora Sunset.

SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT TO BRING - Pans, dishes, kitchen utensils, coffeepot, toaster, broom, cleaning supplies, iron/board, towels, linens (If placed in Sonora Sunset- Queen size) TV. alarm clock, etc.

HEALTH INSURANCE ALLOWANCE - In lieu of offering our medical plan we provide a health insurance allowance of a maximum of $300 per month which is calculated by hours worked. The Health Insurance Allowance is paid in your bi-weekly paycheck and is considered to be taxable income. You must work 30 hours per week (.75 FTE to qualify).

TRAVEL PAY - Seasonal Employees are eligible for a travel allowance in accordance to current IRS mileage guidelines up to a maximum of $800. As part of the on-boarding process you will be asked to sign a Travel Voucher. Travel pay will be included in your bi-weekly paycheck. Only at the successful completion of your assignment will a voucher be submitted for return travel. Your check will be sent to the address on file along with your final paycheck.

Housing Benefit Tax - According to IRS regulations, the value of the rent subsidy you receive as an employee of Yuma Regional Medical Center is considered to be taxable income. To comply with this rule, we must post the value of this subsidy to your pay and collect taxes on this value.

(Information based on full time employment)

What steps do I take to receive YRMC housing accommodations?

  • First, review the Yuma Regional Medical Center Housing Information and FAQ's.
  • Review the basic housing information such as options, amenities, suggestions on what to bring and much more. Our website will answer most of your questions. Floor plans and a virtual tour of Sonora Sunset (YRMC Employee Housing) are also included.
  • Be on the look out for an email which includes all forms.
  • Complete and submit a YRMC Housing Application (REQUIRED) to initiate your housing arrangements.

Can I have family or guests reside with me?
Yes, any adult (18 years or older) must be registered with the Sonora Sunset Office.  Any adult (18 years or older) requesting to reside in YRMC housing over 2 weeks must successfully pass a criminal background check before occupancy.  A minimal fee will be payroll deducted for this service. Family and guests are not considered "the tenant" and can only occupy the housing with an employee receiving the housing benefit.

How do I get a YRMC Housing Application and/or a YRMC Non-Employee Resident Application (for adult residents) and how do I submit it?

Be on the look out for an email which includes all the forms or you can download one from the website.
YRMC Employee Housing Application
Non-Employee Background Check Application

Or, if needed, below is the contact information to request applications and where to submit completed applications.

By email:
By fax: 928-336-7707
By mail (if sufficient time):
Sonora Sunset
3751 W 24th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364

Why do all adults have to successfully pass a background check?
We have Five Star certification by Arizona Multihousing Association and are a member of the Yuma Crime Free Program. Criminal background checks raise our standard of safety for you, family and friends.

Will I be assigned housing at Sonora Sunset (YRMC apartments)?
Most employees are assigned housing at Sonora Sunset. However, if Sonora Sunset has no availability, you may be placed in different housing. The Housing Coordinator will make every effort to provide housing that is comparable to Sonora Sunset. Amenities and services may vary.

When can I check into my apartment and how do I pick up my apartment key?
Check- in is within 5 days of start date or the day before your physical. Make arrangements with the Housing Coordinator to check-in. After office hours and weekend check- ins will be accommodated.

Do I need to arrange for utilities such as electricity, water, phone, cable and internet?
Basic utilities are provided including a phone with local phone service and basic cable service. Additional cable /internet services may be arranged by you at your expense (inquire with Housing Coordinator). Please note, if you are not located at Sonora Sunset, these services may vary.

Are pets allowed in the housing provided by YRMC?
Pets allowed in individual housing only. Pets allowed in individual housing only. 1 bedroom apartment - Limit 2 pets. Pet Deposit - $200 required ($75 refundable if no damage) $125 kept for additional cleaning & maintenance. 2 bedroom apartment - Limit 3 pets. Pet Deposit for one to two pets same as above. Deposit for three pets is $400 ($150 refundable if no damage). No dangerous breeds allowed, per Manager's judgment, such as: Chows, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pincers, wolf breeds or any breed with aggressive behavior. Carpets/upholstery is cleaned, deodorized, pet hair/spot removal as needed. Please inquire with the Housing Coordinator BEFORE arrival. Violation of Pet Policies could affect your housing benefit.
Pet Residency Application

How do I get my apartment security deposit back at the end of my assignment?
The security deposit may be refundable after keys are returned and apartment/contents are left clean and without damage upon inspection by YRMC housing staff . Refunds are typically included in the last paycheck or sent to address on file.

The YRMC housing staff will be happy to assist and answer any questions. Please contact the Housing Coordinator at 1-800-726-9862 ext. 7710 - YRMC Housing Coordinator (Direct line 928-336-7710).