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Housing

Renters Assistance

You can find out about rental assistance and eviction prevention programs in each Arizona county HERE

  • Find out how to apply for City of Phoenix rental and utility assistance programs here.

The city of Phoenix offers rent, mortgage, water, gas and utility bill assistance. Learn more here

Wildfire AZ 

  • For Phoenix residents- check here for emergency COVID housing and utility assistance
  • Resources for COVID-related assistance in other cities 

If you live in the City of Glendale, you can apply for Crisis Assistance Programs here.

 

Stay of Evictions

On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an eviction moratorium preventing landlords from evicting tenants until December 31, 2020. On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order extending this moratorium until March 31, 2021. To qualify for this moratorium you must meet certain criteria which can be found here and you can read the full CDC order here.

Governor Ducey issued an executive order delaying the enforcement of eviction action orders for renters impacted by COVID-19. The order applies to renters who are quarantining due to COVID-19 or are facing economic hardship as a result of the outbreak. It will remain in effect until October 31 for renters who provide proof of application for rental assistance prior to August 21st.

For rental eviction prevention assistance, visit the AZ Department of Housing page.

  • It is important that you communicate with your landlord and keep written documentation of your attempts to establish a payment plan and apply for rental assistance.

Assistance/Advocacy Groups:

  • See this list of resources for information on legal aid and housing assistance available in Arizona.
  • For questions and assistance, contact Community Legal Services of Arizona by email or by calling 602-258-3434.
  • Contact AZ Tenants Advocates through their website or by calling 480-557-8905.
  • Contact the Southwest Fair Housing Council through their website or by calling their Phoenix office at 602-252- 3423.
  • The Arizona Housing Coalition has put together a resource list for service providers and the public, as well as resources for landlords
  • Crisis Response Network
    • Crisis Line: 602-222-9444, TTY: 602-274-3360
    • Crisis Line: 800-631-1314, TTY: 800-327-9254
    • Warm Line: 602-347-110
    • Updated information on the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium- this applies for the month of December and will change in the new year.
    • Find up-to-date information on COVID-19 rental assistance and eviction prevention programs here. This list is updated every two weeks.
    • Utility Assistance Information in English and Spanish, including avoiding shutoffs and gas and water assistance.
    • Information on health insurance options in Arizona in English and Spanish.
    • To connect with housing, employment, health, and more resources, dial 2-1-1 or visit the 211 website
  • Lost our home will provide temporary care to pets if you are experiencing homelessness.
  • Assistance for individuals with criminal backgrounds can be found here.
  • Receive transportation from the Crisis Response Network with Ride United.

Homeowner Assistance

Arizona: Save Our Home AZ (SOHAZ) Program questions may be directed to the Arizona Department of Housing, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by calling (602) 771-1000 or by visiting their website.

View information on the SOHAZ program HERE.

The Arizona Department of Housing also operates a toll-free hotline staffed with housing counselors to answer questions about housing in Arizona. To reach a housing counselor toll free, Arizonans can call: 1-877-448-1211.

The city of Phoenix offers rent, mortgage, water, gas and utility bill assistance. Learn more here

Federal: There are a number of programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments. The majority of these programs are administered through the U.S. Treasury Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and can be found HERE.

Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement.

 

For legal assistance on housing issues, call the Legal Information Hotline at (866) 611-6022.