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. Preference may be given to veterans on applications for public housing units at various locations throughout Maricopa County.
Down Payment Assistance
The Industrial Development Authorities of Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix 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. The Home in Five Advantage program allows qualified homebuyers to receive up to 7% assistance for down payment and closing costs, plus a loan with a competitive interest rate. Military personnel and veterans may also receive an additional 1% assistance based on certain qualifications.
The Maricopa County Health Care for the Homeless Program uses an integrated model of health care delivery servicing all of Maricopa County. Services include outreach, primary care, case management, housing, behavioral health services, substance abuse counseling, and referrals for dental, vision, and entitlement programs.
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 avoid entering the county's homeless population. The Maricopa County Public Health and Human Services Departments work in conjunction with many different partners on Project H3 Vets, which is a community initiative coordinated by the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness. The initiative, which seeks to end chronic homelessness among veterans, is aligned nationally with the 100,000 Homes Campaign and the VA National Homeless Veterans Outreach Campaign.
The Maricopa County Human Services Department is pleased to offer veterans assistance with modifying their home to provide greater accessibility through the Service Disabled Veterans Program (HOSDV). Eligible improvements are disability modifications to owner-occupied homes of veterans that have a service-related disability. The HOSDV loan program funds home modifications that enhance accessibility which include, but are not limited to: widening doorways or hallways; lowering countertops; adding exterior ramps; and installing grab bars or roll-in showers in bathrooms.