COVID Crisis Rental Assistance

  1. Maricopa County is no longer taking applications for COVID Crisis Rental Assistance.

    Maricopa County understands the serious economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and families throughout Maricopa County and has dedicated significant resources for rent assistance. Unfortunately, the number of requests for rent assistance has exceeded the amount of funding available. No new applications will be accepted

    If you have experienced an economic hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for the CDC eviction moratorium. For more information, please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/declaration-form.pdf.

At this time, Maricopa County is no longer accepting applications for COVID Crisis Rental Assistance (CCRA). If you have already applied, your application will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds has been expended. Each applicant will receive an email and/or a phone call regarding their application status.  Completed applications that were received but were not able to receive assistance will be retained for future consideration if other federal funds with the same eligibility criteria become available.    

For residents living outside the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix, rental assistance may still be available, on a much more limited scale, through Community Action Program (CAP) offices located throughout the County.  You must reside in the CAP office’s service area in order to apply.

If you live in Glendale, Mesa, or Phoenix, please click on the links below to learn about rental assistance programs in your area:

Please note, we are unable to provide landlords with application and/or payment status.  Additional information for landlords are listed below in FAQs.

Community Action Program Offices

CAP Office Service Areas Phone Number Address
City of Avondale Avondale
Goodyear
Litchfield Park
623-333-2703 328 W. Western Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
AZCEND Chandler
Gilbert
Higley
Queen Creek
Sun Lakes 
480-963-1423 345 S. California St.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Buckeye  Buckeye
Harquehala
Palo Verde
Rainbow Valley
Tonopah
602-506-1111 Address not available
Cave Creek  Anthem
Carefree
Cave Creek
New River
602-506-1111 Address not available
Town of Gila Bend Agua Caliente
Gila Bend
Hyder
Paloma
Sentinel
928-683-6502 303 E. Pima
Gila Bend, AZ 85337
City of Glendale Glendale 623-930-2854 5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Town of Guadalupe Guadalupe 480-730-3093 9241 S. Avenida del Yaqui 
Guadalupe, AZ 85283
City of Peoria Peoria 
Sun City 
Sun City West 
Youngtown 
Waddell
623-979-3911

8335 W. Jefferson St.  
Peoria, AZ 85345

City of Scottsdale Paiute
Scottsdale
480-312-2323

7700 E. Roosevelt St. 
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
City of Surprise El Mirage
Surprise
623-222-4673

12425 W. Bell Rd. 
Surprise, AZ 85378
Tempe Community Action Agency Fountain Hills
Tempe
480-422-8922 2146 E. Apache Blvd.  
Tempe, AZ 85281
City of Tolleson Tolleson 623-936-2760 9555 W. Van Buren St. 
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Town of Wickenburg Aguila
Circle City
Morristown
Wickenburg
Wittman 
928-684-7894 466 W. Wickenburg Way
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Landlord FAQs


CCRA applications are only accepted from tenants/renters, and not from landlords. Please direct your tenant/renter to visit the County CCRA website for information on how to apply at https://www.maricopa.gov/5583/COVID-Crisis-Rental-Assistance.



A Landlord can either provide a W9 to the renter applicant or register as a County vendor at: a Maricopa County Vendor at: https://azdom-vss-ext.hostams.com/PRDVSS2X1/Advantage4. W9s and/or registration as a County vendor is required for a CCRA payment to be made to a Landlord. Maricopa County is issuing a payment (income) to a landlord, which according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires the County to provide the Landlord with a 1099 Form. The W9 and/or registration as a County vendor provides the detailed information (including Social Security Number and/or Employer Identification Number) to ensure the landlord is a valid entity and allows checks to be issued to the Landlord. The Landlord Verification Form is required as it validates from the landlord which months’ rent are owed and/or due from the tenant as well as provides the Landlord’s contact information and payment address.



If you have already completed a Landlord Verification Form for a tenant once before, and they are requesting you to do it again this is due to them requesting an additional assistance payment. The Landlord Verification Form is required to verify which months’ rent is owed and/or due. However, the W9 and/or vendor registration is not required again as you have already received payment from Maricopa County, and as such are a registered vendor.



The Landlord Verification Form must still be completed for each individual tenant requesting CCRA. This form verifies which months’ rent is owed and/or due. If the tenant is approved for CCRA, vendor registration will be verified during the payment process. If it is determined that a Landlord is not registered as a vendor, then the application will be returned to the tenant’s case worker and tenant and/or case worker will notify you that a W9 form or registration as a County vendor is required.



Due to the large volume of CCRA payments, we are unable to provide additional information regarding specific tenants or CCRA payment amounts. Please request CCRA status from your tenant directly.



Upon tenant final CCRA approval from Maricopa County, a Landlord can expect a payment within 10 days. If an email is provided on the Landlord Verification Form, the Landlord will receive an email upon check issuance.



Due to the large volume of CCRA payments, we are unable to provide additional information regarding specific tenants or CCRA payment amounts. If you have received a check issuance notification, the check will be mailed to the remittance address you listed on the Landlord Verification Form, and can be expected to be received based on typical United States Postal Service processing timeframes.



A Landlord who wants to receive payments via EFT must register themselves as a Maricopa County Vendor at: https://azdom-vss-ext.hostams.com/PRDVSS2X1/Advantage4. During this registration, bank information will need to be provided. After registration is complete, a $0.00 prenote test will be sent to your bank. This prenote begins the “test cycle” to ensure that the information provided was accurately entered in the financial system. It takes approximately 9 days to complete this test cycle (the account will be on “hold payment” status during the prenote test). If there are no problems with the test cycle, EFT payments will begin thereafter.









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