Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

Working Together

Since the announcement of the Emergency Rental Assistance federal aid programs in January 2021, six local jurisdictions have met weekly to share best practices and approaches to standing up procedures, information technology infrastructure, and a workforce to effectively manage, vet, and process a large volume of requests.

Free Legal Assistance Available Countywide

In addition to providing funds to landlords and utility companies on behalf of renters, free legal services are available to Maricopa County renters facing eviction due to non-payment of rent. Announced in September 2021, renters can receive no-cost legal assistance to better understand their rights and also receive representation in landlord negotiations and at any of the County Justice Courts and/or the Superior Court to help prevent eviction.

  • Walkthrough application process
  • Reach out to people who did not finish the application
  • Assistance from Community Legal Services for evictions
  • Recognition from President Biden & U.S. Treasury
  • Evaluate claims, ensure appropriate documentation

Federal Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Distribution Totals

January 2021 — March 2022*

How Renters in Need Can Apply

Renters interested in applying for emergency rental and utility assistance must submit a completed application in the jurisdiction where they reside, which might be different than the assigned postal service mailing address.

Renters interested in applying for emergency rental and utility assistance must submit a completed application in the jurisdiction where they reside, which might be different than the assigned postal service mailing address.

  • City of Glendale: 623–930–2854, glendaleaz.com/cap
  • City of Mesa: 480–644–5440, https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/housing
  • City of Phoenix: 602–534-AIDE (2433), phoenix.gov/renthelp
  • Maricopa County: 602–506–0589, maricopa.gov/renthelp
  • Maricopa County Services the Following Jurisdictions: Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Youngtown, Wickenburg, and other Unincorporated Areas
  • Town of Gilbert: AZCEND, 480–892–5331, azcend.org

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