Maricopa County Wins 43 National Achievement Awards

Micro Estates

The Tempe Micro Estates First Time Homebuyer Program is the result of a partnership between Maricopa County, the City of Tempe, and a local non-profit, Newtown Community Development Corporation. The project includes the construction of 13 environmentally sustainable, single-family homes (600 square feet micro estates) which were sold to qualified, low-income buyers like Nick. Priced out of the rental market and unable to compete with other buyers for larger homes in Tempe, Nick says the home he was able to purchase through the Micro Estates program is the perfect fit for his income and his lifestyle. The purpose of the program is to provide safe, affordable housing in the Tempe urban corridor to help build a strong, stable community.

Domestic Violence Assistance

The Maricopa County Domestic Violence Assistance Program assists thousands of domestic and sexual violence survivors throughout the region. People like Melissa, whose high school sweetheart turned violent, forcing her to make the difficult decision to leave with her kids. Grants provided through the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) assist various domestic violence shelters and service providers with their ability to maintain and improve services to survivors. As of March 2022, Maricopa County had invested nearly $15 million in federal funding to address an increased need for domestic violence services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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