Maricopa County’s Contributions to Ending Regional Homelessness

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Invests $265,652,907 to Address Homelessness, Rental Assistance, and Affordable Housing

March 2022

Since April 2020, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has allocated $265,652,907 to address homelessness, rental assistance, and affordable housing through a variety of comprehensive approaches. These funds include:

· ARPA — $80,330,642 in Coronavirus and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Affordable Housing

· $30,236,552 in new, permanent affordable housing developments through the County

Landlord Engagement

· $5,000,000 contract with HOM, Inc. for regional landlord engagement across the county

Legal Assistance for Renters

· $2.6 million in funding to provide legal services to renters at risk of eviction through a partnership with Community Legal Services

Rapid Rehousing and Flexible Funding to Keep Individuals Housed

· $4,000,000 for 300 households to be served through a contract with Community Bridges, Inc. and Mercy House

Rent and Utility Assistance

· Since July 2020, Maricopa County has committed $160,202,332 in rental and utility assistance through CARES Act and Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs to keep people housed and prevent evictions. Under ERA, more than 7,800 households have been served with an average of $1,310 in utility assistance and $8,270 in rent assistance from March 2021.

Shelter Beds

200 sleeping spaces provide a respite from the heat for Phoenix-area people experiencing homelessness from June — September 30 at the St. Vincent de Paul Watkins facility

Specialty COVID, Bridge, and Emergency Housing Options

· $14,494,090 in ARPA funds to provide bridge shelter services and services during COVID

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