September 2021

Renters in Maricopa County facing eviction due to non-payment of rent now have access to legal services to help them understand their rights and to help prevent eviction.

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Community Legal Services (CLS) for $2.6 million for services through June 30, 2023. The contract is mutually beneficial to landlords and tenants — enabling landlords to receive rent owed and preventing the family disruption that happens as the result of an eviction.

Through this contract, CLS will provide legal assistance and representation to eligible Maricopa County tenants…


August 2021

In appreciation to all of the people across the community who have tirelessly gone above and beyond serving the needs of people during this very trying time, the Maricopa County Human Services Department is marking Second Responders’ Day on Sept. 1.

Second Responders’ Day is a day dedicated to paying tribute to the nation’s ‘second responders’ — those professionals who provide support and services once the initial emergency response concludes. …


July 2021

Just in time for the soaring summer temperatures, a local senior is thankful for her new air conditioning unit provided to her at no cost through the collaboration between the Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) and the Area Agency on Aging.

“The temperature inside, during that week, it was a very hot week, was like 83… 86 and finally, it got up to 96,” says Elizabeth Austin, a Maricopa County resident. “That’s unbearable.”

Austin tried to apply for financing for the unit that would have cost her $11,000. With her fixed income, Austin was denied financing…


June 2021

Maricopa County is using a new influx of federal funds to bring services and stability to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

When the Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2022 budget, they also approved spending priorities for $435 million in federal funds made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed by Congress. ARPA funds are meant to help communities address public health and economic recovery needs related to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Maricopa County took immediate and aggressive action to ease the pain of our citizens during the worst of the pandemic. Now…


June 2021

The days around the Fourth of July holiday are the busiest time of the year for Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) due to the increase in strays and lost pets that get loose during holiday festivities.

MCACC is already at critical capacity at our West Animal Care Center, and is requesting help from the community to adopt or become a foster now so that space can be created for upcoming July intakes, which is estimated to be in the hundreds.

Saint (A4589837): 12-Year old neutered black and tan male German Shepherd mix, loves people and walks

MCACC is already caring for nearly 500 dogs and cats at both the West and East shelter locations, with an additional 200 pets temporarily placed with foster families.

“MCACC is at maximum capacity. We are utilizing every kennel we have, some with two or even three pets,” said MCACC Director Robyn Jaynes, DVM. “Although we have generous families who foster…


Final FY 2022 budget includes funds for pandemic response and future infrastructure

June 2021

After helping the nation’s fastest-growing county weather a pandemic and a year of financial uncertainty, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is putting money back in homeowners’ pockets while also making investments to ensure a better future. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a final $3.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2022 beginning July 1, 2021. The budget includes significant health and human services spending and a property tax rate cut.

Budget Documents | Maricopa County, AZ

“For the past year, we have dealt with one crisis after another. Responding quickly and…


June 2021

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control invites you to think about adopting a pet. The shelter is currently at capacity and expects to bring in even more pets around the July 4 holiday. We need your help to free up kennel space. Consider adopting these loveable pets and mark your calendar for June 26–30 and July 7–11 when adoption fees will be reduced through a special event.

Let’s meet Lisa and Beastie Boy…

Lisa

Six-year-old Lisa (#A3728002) is an adventurous little lady who’s looking for a forever friend to explore the world with!

Lisa is already spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to go home with you as soon as today!

This athletic girl loves to spend…


June 2021

Maricopa County Human Services Department has achieved a milestone of providing housing, transportation and vaccination services to more than 5,000 people experiencing homelessness.

“We knew we had to act fast to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, and prevent that number from climbing, so early on in the pandemic, we created a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan,” reflects Bruce Liggett, Director of the Maricopa County Human Services Department. “Since March 2020, we have dedicated $17.5 million in funding toward supporting more than 5,000 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.”

COVID-19 Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

Five main…


200 New Cooled Sleeping Spaces Offer Relief from Soaring Heat

June 2021

A newly expanded collaboration between the Maricopa County Human Services Department and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers 200 additional cooled sleeping spaces for people experiencing homelessness in the Phoenix area.

On June 9, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the agreement that also paved the way for the Human Services Department to arrange for the transporting of individuals from the Human Services Campus, 204 S. 12th Avenue, to St. Vincent de Paul, 420 West Watkins. In coordination with the Human Services Campus, Phoenix Rescue Mission will be providing transportation on weekdays and Community Bridges…


June 2021

A new survey from Maricopa County Public Health (MCDPH), open through June 30, asks Maricopa County residents age 12 and up how COVID-19 has impacted them and their families. Results from the anonymous survey will enable leaders to better understand the overall public health and quality of life in the County so resources and funding can be directed to help people emerge from the pandemic stronger and more resilient.

The online survey, which can be completed in about 15 minutes or less, asks questions about the respondent’s demographic background, health, health status of other members of the household…

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