Community Services

  1. The federal Emergency Rental Assistance program will be available in mid-March, 2021

    Households financially impacted by COVID or unemployment may be eligible for rental and utility assistance through this program. Households will be able to apply through Human Services Department’s client portal or their local Community Action Program office.

    Please check back in mid-March to learn about eligibility criteria and the application process.

    In the meantime, you may be eligible for the CDC eviction moratorium, which has been extended through March 31st, 2021. For more information, please visit Covid Eviction Declaration

Having a safe and stable place to live is the foundation of health and well-being for all of us. Yet we know that this foundation can be destabilized when life’s storms hit hard, such as the loss of a job or an unexpected medical bill.  

The Community Services Division’s goal is to help families weather difficult circumstances and restore emotional, social, and economic well-being. Through our Community Action Program, we work closely with local governments and community-based partners to make this a reality by providing essential utility and rental assistance.


Limited Rental, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance Currently Available


Limited rental, mortgage, and utility assistance for both COVID and non-COVID impacted households may be available through your local Community Action Program (CAP) office. View locations and contact information. 

City of AvondaleHSD - Cave Creek  FSL - PeoriaTempe Community Action Agency
AZCEND - Chandler/GilbertTown of Gila BendCity of ScottsdaleCity of Tolleson
HSD - BuckeyeTown of GuadalupeCity of SurpriseFSL - Wickenburg


Please click on the following links to learn about rental and mortgage assistance in service areas not operated by Maricopa County: Glendale: Community Action Program; Mesa: MesaCAN and City of Mesa; and Phoenix: Family Services Centers.

Please view the eligibility criteria for Maricopa County Human Services Department's rental, mortgage, and utility assistance programs by selecting the links below. 


Rental & Mortgage Assistance


Maricopa County households seeking assistance with their rental deposit or their monthly rent/mortgage payment may qualify for assistance from the Human Services Department. Maricopa County households living outside the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix may be eligible for assistance.

> Apply for Rental and Mortgage Assistance


Utility Assistance


Maricopa County households seeking assistance with current utility deposits or payments may qualify for assistance from the Human Services Department. Maricopa County households living outside the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix may be eligible for assistance. 

> Apply for Utility Assistance

 

CDBG Rental, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance


Maricopa County residents experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic may be eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance from the Human Services Department. Assistance is available for residents living in select communities of Maricopa County. 

> Apply for Community Development Block Grant Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance


Additional Resources


> Community Legal Services                                                     > APS COVID Response

> 211 Arizona                                                                             > SRP COVID Response

> AZEvictionHelp.org                                                                 > COVID-19 Legal Hotline


Our Funding


The Community Services Division is the designated Community Action Agency to serve Maricopa County under the Community Services Block Grant Authorization Act of 1998, exclusive of the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix.

We are funded through a combination of local, state, and federal funds. The Community Services Block Grant serves as our core funding, which is leveraged for the administration of direct financial services as well as the attainment of additional funding.

To determine our priorities, we conduct a community needs assessment every 3 years. Read the findings of our most recent assessment here.


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