Maricopa County Approves Over $2 Million in Funding for Homelessness Services

Maricopa County Government
2 min readJun 15, 2023

June 2023

At its June 14 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the use of more than $2 million in funding to support essential homelessness services. The funding will be awarded to a variety of local organizations that will deliver street outreach, emergency shelter, and rapid rehousing services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The approved projects are the result of a collaborative effort between Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). By combining county and state resources, these initiatives aim to provide critical support to the community’s most vulnerable populations.

“This vote brings Maricopa County’s total investment in homelessness services to over $100 million,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4. “Maricopa County has been taking significant strides towards resolving the underlying issues contributing to homelessness, preventing homelessness by keeping families housed and building new, affordable permanent housing solutions.”

The funding distribution will support the following projects:

A New Leaf

· $170,000 for Emergency Shelter Services

· $170,000 for Rapid Rehousing Services

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

· $137,150 for Emergency Shelter Services

Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI)

· $169,084 for Street Outreach Services

· $186,388 for Rapid Rehousing Services

· $505,711 for Emergency Shelter Services

Native American Connections (NAC)

· $137,150 for Emergency Shelter Services

Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)

· $245,760 for Rapid Rehousing Services


· $320,000 for Emergency Shelter Services

Each initiative will offer access to comprehensive wraparound services for participants with the ultimate goal of solving issues contributing to homelessness and placement in permanent housing.

The projects will begin July 1, 2023, and will be funded through June 30, 2024, allowing for a sustained effort in addressing the complex challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness.

For more information on investments made by Maricopa County on homelessness, visit

About Maricopa County Human Services

The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) builds resiliency in the community and promotes the well-being of County residents experiencing adversity through a variety of programs and services to help people and families thrive. These opportunities include early childhood education, housing, homeownership, independent living services for seniors and adults with disabilities, career development for job seekers with barriers to employment, crisis rental, and utility assistance, and support for people experiencing homelessness. HSD is committed to delivering innovative, equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive services in a collaborative approach that preserves dignity, promotes respect, and facilitates social and economic mobility. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to Maricopa County residents at