Housing / Legal

Maricopa County and its partners offer assistance with down payments to qualifying military personnel as well as a wide range of affordable housing options throughout Maricopa County.

If you are a veteran experiencing problems resulting in a case in the Maricopa County criminal justice system, we may be able to assist you through the veteran’s problem solving court. If you would like to review guidance regarding Veteran benefits services, information in available from the Superior Court Law Library. Veterans can also record DD214 discharge papers with our Recorders Office.

Down Payment Assistance

Home In 5

The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Maricopa County and The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Phoenix, Arizona have joined together to help military personnel and veterans obtain FHA, VA, or USDA-RD loan financing to purchase a home anywhere in Maricopa County, including the City of Phoenix.

The IDA’s Home in Five Program offers 6% down payment assistance to qualified military personnel, including veterans.

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County is an active partner with county, state and federal agencies and programs as well as other public and private sectors with a goal to offer a wide range of affordable housing throughout Maricopa County. The Housing Authority is currently taking applications for public housing units at various locations throughout Maricopa County. Preference is given to Veterans.

Home Improvement

Veterans Home Improvement

The Maricopa County Human Services Department (MCHSD) is pleased to offer veterans assistance with modifying their home to provide greater accessibility. Funding for the Housing Opportunity for Service Disabled Veterans Program (HOSDV) is made available through the Arizona Attorney General's Office. Program approval is dependent on availability of funds.

Ending Homelessness

Homeless Veteran

No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. All too frequently veterans are unable to prevent entering into the County’s homeless population. Maricopa County’s Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) is integral to providing services, including transitional and permanent housing services, for homeless individuals and families, including veterans, throughout our community.

Recording DD214


Maricopa County Recorder’s Office records DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty for veterans. By recording your DD214, you are ensured that if something happens to the original, you may obtain a certified copy at any time. Once your DD214 is recorded, obtaining a certified copy is a simple process which can be initiated by completed the necessary request form.

Problem Solving Court

Problem Solving Court

Veteran’s Problem Solving Court is an inter-agency collaborative effort focused on veterans in the criminal justice system. The Court is a problem-solving court that uses a collaborative approach to criminal justice proceedings. The Court works in conjunction with prosecutors, defense attorneys, veteran mentors, and the Veteran’s Administration to give each participant the best chance of getting back on track as healthy, productive veteran and Maricopa County citizen.
Click here to watch a short video on the Veteran’s Court.

Veteran Benefits Manual

Veteran's Manual

The National Veteran’s Legal Services Program, a non-profit, charitable organization that works for veterans’ rights and conducts an advocate training program, compiles the Veterans Benefits Manual. The manual is a practical guide with the critical information you need to navigate veterans’ benefits issues. Veterans and their families can access this valuable resource at the County Superior Court Law Library.

Law for Veterans

Law for Veteran's

Law for Veterans is a one-stop clearinghouse for access to legal and other important veteran benefit information sponsored by the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, and the State Bar of Arizona and its Military Legal Assistance Committee. Through this site, legal information, articles, resources and forms can be accessed, providing veterans critical help they may need.