COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

($128,549,726 TOTAL STATEWIDE)

 

AZ DEPT. OF HOUSING ($5,000,000 AVAILABLE, $33,550,000 AVAILABLE THROUGH COVID-19 RELIEF FUND – to date only $250,000 dedicated to rental assistance)

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://housing.az.gov/general-public/eviction-prevention-assistance

PHONE: Dial 211, press 6 for COVID-19, press 1 (English) or 2 (Spanish), press 5 for Eviction Prevention

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

The following supporting documentation is required to be submitted electronically:

  1. Copy of your current lease/rental agreement
  2. Paystubs or other documentation of your monthly income pre-COVID 19
  3. Paystubs or other documentation of your current monthly income
  4. Copy of your Driver’s License or State Issued ID

If you are unable to provide any of the above documentation, would like to explain any unique circumstances or possibly request a waiver, upload a short letter under “Other” describing your situation or why you are unable to provide the information. Some applicants, such as those that are self-employed and do not have pay stubs, may find that submitting bank statements is helpful in documenting a loss of income (pre and post COVID-19).

Eligibility is restricted to applicants with income levels at 100 percent of the area median income adjusted for household size (see chart here) and varies by county.

Applicants will be responsible for paying 30% of the total current gross monthly income of the household for rent; households with rent payments that are at or below 30% of their total gross monthly income will not be eligible for assistance.

Income received in the month prior to the month for which you seek assistance (e.g., March gross income for April rent due.) will be annualized (e.g., $1,000 in gross income would be annualized to $12,000), including any earnings, Unemployment Benefits, and Stimulus Funds you received from the federal government.

 

 


MARICOPA COUNTY ($34,400,000 AVAILABLE)

Anthem, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Harquehala, New River, Palo Verde, Rainbow Valley, Tonopah, Wintersburg, etc.

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://www.maricopa.gov/5526/Apply-for-Eviction-Prevention

PHONE: Dial 211, press 1 (English) or 2 (Spanish), press 1 for Emergency Rental Assistance

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

The following supporting documentation is required to be submitted electronically:

  1. Copy of your current lease/rental agreement
  2. Paystubs or other documentation of your monthly income pre-COVID 19
  3. Paystubs or other documentation of your current monthly income
  4. Copy of your Driver’s License or State Issued ID

If you are unable to provide any of the above documentation, would like to explain any unique circumstances or possibly request a waiver, upload a short letter under “Other” describing your situation or why you are unable to provide the information. Some applicants, such as those that are self-employed and do not have pay stubs, may find that submitting bank statements is helpful in documenting a loss of income (pre and post COVID-19).

 

$30M for 18,000 months’ rent for 6-7,000 people suffering a COVID-connected loss of income or other associated complications from COVID closures.

    • $4.4M in extra funding for the county’s Eviction Prevention program

Eligibility is restricted to applicants with income levels at 100 percent of the area median income adjusted for household size (see chart here).

Applicants will be responsible for paying 30% of the total current gross monthly income of the household for rent; households with rent payments that are at or below 30% of their total gross monthly income will not be eligible for assistance.

Income received in the month prior to the month for which you seek assistance (e.g., March gross income for April rent due.) will be annualized (e.g., $1,000 in gross income would be annualized to $12,000), including any earnings, Unemployment Benefits, and Stimulus Funds you received from the federal government.


PHOENIX ($25,000,000 AVAILABLE)

Apply directly through the partners listed below. 

Wildfire is coordinating the efforts for City of Phoenix

WEBSITE: https://wildfireaz.org/phxcares/

PHONE: 602.604.0640

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

  • City of Phoenix Resident
  • Proof of Financial Hardship as a result of COVID-19
  • Must leave a voicemail which will receive a response “within five working days”

Applicants may receive grants for:

    • Rent or Mortgage payments ($3,300)
    • Utility bills (electric $300 and gas $300)
    • City of Phoenix Water bills ($300)

 

Foundation for Senior Living

City of Phoenix Partner

WEBSITE: https://www.fsl.org/rent-mortgage-and-utility-assistance-for-those-impacted-by-covid-19/

E-MAIL: carebydesign@fsl.org

PHONE: 602-285-0505 ext. 180

 

Trellis

City of Phoenix Partner

WEBSITE: https://trellisaz.org/phoenix-cares-grant-for-those-affected-by-covid-19/

E-MAIL: COVID@trellisaz.org

PHONE: 602-258-1659

 

St. Vincent de Paul

City of Phoenix Partner & State of AZ Partner ($250,000)

WEBSITE: https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs/homelessness-prevention

PHONE: 602-580-6948

 

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

City of Phoenix Partner

WEBSITE: https://www.lss-sw.org/get-help#rent

PHONE: 480-654-4539

 

Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)

City of Phoenix Partner

PHONE: 602-253-0838, 602-527-8451, 602-257-6726

 

Pilgrim Rest

City of Phoenix Partner

E-MAIL: familyservices@pilgrimrestphx.org

PHONE: 602-258-0831

 

Neighborhood Ministries

City of Phoenix Partner

PHONE: 602-900-1218

 

Tanner Community Development Corporation

City of Phoenix Partner

E-MAIL: tcdc@ourorgcares.com

PHONE: 1-844-982-3200

 

City of PHX Human Services

WEBSITE: www.bit.ly/PHXFamilyServices

PHONE: 602-534-2433


TEMPE ($460,000 AVAILABLE)

Includes Fountain Hills

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://www.tempe.gov/government/human-services/housing-services

PHONE: 480-350-8950

EMAIL: housing@tempe.gov

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

  • The emergency funds can be used for rent, security deposits and utilities
  • Assistance will be capped at $10,000 per eligible household
  • All rental assistance payments will be made directly to landlords
  • Families must pay 30 percent of their current income towards their rental payment
  • Federal unemployment benefit of $600 per week is not considered income
  • Landlords must be willing to sign a contract with the city’s Housing Department

The following will make individuals ineligible for assistance. Individuals cannot:

    • Be receiving rental assistance from any other agency
    • Be a lifetime registered sex offender
    • Owe money to any Public Housing Authority in the country
    • Have any household member convicted of drug-related criminal activity for the production or manufacture of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing.

 


CHANDLER, GILBERT, QUEEN CREEK (OVER $380,726 AVAILABLE)

Includes Sun Lakes, Higley

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://azcend.org/community-action-program/

Or https://savethefamily.org/affordable-rental-movement-arm/apply-now/

PHONE: 480-892-5331 or 480-963-1423

ADDRESS: 132 W. Bruce Ave. (in the Heritage Center), Gilbert, AZ 85233

 

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Complete the pre-screening packet and deliver it to the CAP agency (address above).

Documentation to receive any Assistance:

  • Social Security cards for ALL household members
  • Citizenship/Legal Status documentation, or current decision letter stating eligibility for Food Stamps or Cash Assistance, for ALL household members
  • If applicable, a statement from your doctor verifying disability.
  • Proof of income for ALL household members for the last 30 days

Documentation to receive rental assistance:

  • Current Lease Agreement.
  • Original “PAST DUE RENT/MORTGAGE LETTER” completed by the landlord or mortgage company.
  • If applicable, a 5-day notice or eviction notice.
  • Proof of Crisis; One of the following:
    • Verification of Reduction/Loss of income within the last 90 days.
    • Receipts from unplanned or unexpected expenses that occurred in last 90 days
    • Verification of Health and Safety condition that endangers the household that occurred in the last 90 days.

You must call the above number to schedule an appointment to submit paperwork.

If you are 10 minutes late or more, your appointment may be rescheduled.

Must be a US citizen or hold legal resident status to qualify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TUCSON ($8,000,000 AVAILABLE)

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/rental-assistance

PHONE: 520-791-4171

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

$4M for eviction prevention and $1M for utility assistance

$3M for a Workers & Families grant that will provide funding to families who’ve been impacted by COVID with a maximum of $700 per individual/$1,200 per family for use towards eviction prevention, utilities and other emergencies

To be updated soon. Call for information.

 

 

 


PIMA COUNTY ($600,000 AVAILABLE, $15,000,000 PENDING SUPERVISOR APPROVAL)

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=24822

PHONE: 520-724-2505

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Required Documents:

  • Applicant’s state-issued picture I.D.
  • Applicant’s proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residence
  • Social security cards for all household members
  • Birth certificates for children 17 and under
  • Proof of all household income for the past 30 days
  • Rental eviction/late notice and/or lease
  • Supporting documentation regarding the crisis that caused you to get behind in your rent/mortgage.

 

Applicants must have ALL documents before they can schedule an appointment with one of the county’s CAP agencies. Once ready, call the numbers below:

    • Chicanos Por La Causa (520) 882-0018
    • Tucson Urban League (520) 791-9522
    • Salvation Army (520) 795-9671
    • Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, Inc. (520) 622-3553
    • Primavera Foundation (520) 395-6420
    • Interfaith Community Services (520) 297-6049
    • International Sonoran Desert Alliance (520) 387-3570 (Ajo, AZ residents only)
    • Pima County Community Action Agency (520) 724-2667

 

Primavera

Pima County Partner

WEBSITE: https://primavera.org/file_download/inline/42910075-e156-48cf-98f6-05be648e70ed

ADDRESS: 702 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85701

PHONE: 928-679-7300


COCONINO COUNTY/FLAGSTAFF ($209,000 AVAILABLE)

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://www.coconino.az.gov/149/Social-Services

PHONE: 928-679-7300

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Required documents flier found here.

Required Documents:

  • Picture IDs for all household members over the age of 18.
  • Original Social Security cards for all household family members.
  • Guardianship/custody documents for children you are caring for.
  • Income for ALL household members for the last 30 days. NO BANK STATEMENTS.
  • Current lease listing ALL household family members. If a member of your household is no longer on the lease, then please provide an addendum indicating the person is no longer in the household.
  • Provide a current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (food stamp) Award Letter listing household members and award amount.
  • If you are on Section 8 Housing: Provide a current worksheet showing your utility allowance.
  • Provide a Late Notice or Eviction Notice if available.

Only those income eligible may apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flagstaff Shelter Services

City of Flagstaff Partner

WEBSITE: https://flagshelter.org/#

ADDRESS: 4185 E. Huntington Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86004

PHONE: 928-225-2533


GLENDALE ($5,700,000 AVAILABLE)

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://glendaleaz.com/live/city_services/citizen_assistance_programs/COVID19Programs

PHONE: 623-930-2854

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Document checklist found here.

Basic Requirements:

  • Glendale residents with gross monthly income at or below 100% of the Area Median Income
  • Must provide documentation showing:
    • Proof of financial crisis due to COVID-19
    • Evidence of U.S Citizenship or Eligible Immigration Status
    • Photo ID of applicant
    • Social security cards for household members seeking benefits
    • Current lease agreement signed by landlord and tenant
    • Most recent bank statements
    • Proof of any money or income for the household from any source in the past 30 days

Households will be responsible for paying 30% of total gross monthly income towards rent amount.

Maximum benefit is $2,000 per month, paid directly to landlord.

    • Landlord must register as a vendor on the city’s website.

 

 

 

 

 


MESA ($1,000,000 AVAILABLE)

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://www.turnanewleaf.org/services/financial-empowerment/mesacan.html

PHONE: 480-833-9200

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Document checklist found here.

Basic Requirements:

  • Proof of Income for the past 30 days for all household members
  • Birth certificates for everyone in the Household
  • Proof of citizenship
    • Any of the following forms are acceptable: birth certificate, passport, passport card, C.I.B., military discharge paperwork or DD-2 form, certificate of live birth, recent Social Security Income award letter, recent DES nutrition or cash assistance award letter with name and date of birth.
    • If born outside of the US, please provide proof of legal permanent resident status or US citizenship. (Social security cards are not proof of citizenship.)
  • Social Security Cards for everyone in the household
  • Picture ID for all residents over 18 in household
  • Current rental or lease agreement

Anyone 18 or older with NO INCOME will need to provide written documentation from their last income source that includes last date employed and last date paid. In addition, they will need to write a “zero income statement” which is a letter stating they have no income and how they have been surviving without any income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GILA COUNTY

HOW TO APPLY:

WEBSITE: https://www.gilacountyaz.gov/government/community/community_action_program.php

PHONE: 928-425-7631

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Document checklist found here.

Pre-screening form found here.

Must provide the following:

  • State Issued Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card(s) for EVERYONE in the household.
  • Crisis Letter briefly explaining your circumstances in writing and how you will be able to meet your future obligations.
  • Income Verification
    • ALL household income within the last 30 days, including the date of application. This includes wages, paycheck stubs, odd jobs, award letters, child support, Unemployment Insurance, SS, SSI, SSD, etc.
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) Verification
  • Most Recent Bills for electric and gas or propane. For propane, we will need a quote from the propane company. For deposit assistance, provide a document from the utility company that gives your account number and the amount of the deposit.
  • Rental Agreement. The amount due must list base rent and each charge (e.g. water) separately.
  • Eviction Notice Required for rental assistance only. Must provide documentation of landlord’s intent to evict, reason of eviction, amount due and number of months owed. The amount due must list each charge separately.
  • Verification of Loss of Income or Unexpected Expenses
  • Verification of How Household Has Been Existing with no income
  • Statement from New Employer

Assistance for Utility/Deposit Payments, Eviction Prevention & Rental Assistance, and Utility Discount Programs through APS, Southwest Gas.

Applicants must meet Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and have a documented need for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SMALLER MUNICIPALITIES

 

AVONDALE, GOODYEAR, LITCHFIELD

Includes unincorporated Maricopa County Islands within Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Laveen

WEBSITE: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-family-services/family-services/community-action-program

PHONE: 623-333-2703

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Basic Requirements:

  • Proof of gross income for the past 30 days
  • Social security cards for each member of the household
  • Proof of US citizenship or legal permanent status for primary applicant
  • Additional requirements may apply

Limited financial assistance is available for utilities, mortgage and rental assistance. Financial education classes are available at no cost to participants.

Must live in the service area to qualify.

 


GILA BEND

Includes Agua Caliente, Hyder, Paloma, Sentinel

WEBSITE: https://www.gilabendaz.org/103/Social-Services

ADDRESS: 202 E. Euclid St., Gila Bend, AZ 85337

PHONE: 928-683-6502 or 928-683-2244


GUADALUPE

WEBSITE: https://www.guadalupeaz.org/index.asp?SEC=3E9082FC-A96C-4382-97BE-FA554462EBE3&DE=C1780812-1D5C-44FC-AD6F-54C8296E962E

ADDRESS: 9241 South Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ  85283

PHONE: 480-505-5383

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Required documents found here.

Basic Requirements:

  • Birth certificate (current passport, tribal ID are acceptable as well)
  • Current Government ID
  • Social Security Cards for all household members and date of birth
  • Current Bills (Lights, gas, water)
    • MPower we can call for 30 day usage
  • Proof of income
    • Paystubs, SS, Benefit letter, etc.) Income
    • Bank Statement if no income is being received.
    • Work phone number
  • Proof of Crisis
    • Loss of income, Statement, Birth certificate for minor child, Verified Crisis

Open to Guadalupe residents only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PEORIA

Includes Addell, Sun City, Sun City West, Youngtown

WEBSITE: https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/community-assistance

ADDRESS: 9875 N. 85th Avenue, 1st floor, Peoria, AZ 85345

PHONE: 623-773-7770


SCOTTSDALE

Includes Paiute

WEBSITE: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/human-services

ADDRESS: 7515 East 1st Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85251

PHONE: 480-312-7647


SURPRISE

Includes El Mirage

WEBSITE: https://www.surpriseaz.gov/3823/CARES-Housing-Stability-Program

ADDRESS: 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374

PHONE: 623-222-1550

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Required documents found here.

Basic Requirements:

  • City of Surprise Resident
  • Loss of income due to COVID-19
    • (e.g. verifiable proof of loss of income effective 3/27/2020, forward)
  • Income Qualify (See income limits)
  • Have not received federal housing subsidy in the past 12 months.

 

 

 

 

 

Program Year 2020 Income Limits (Subject to Change)

Up to 80% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AMI

Household Size

1 people $43,600

2 people $49,800

3 people $56,050

4 people $62,250

5 people $67,250

6 people $72,250

7 people $77,200

8 people $82,200


TOLLESON

Only available for residents who have not received assistance in the past 12 months

WEBSITE: https://www.ci.wickenburg.az.us/1129/Low-Income-Assistance

ADDRESS: 9555 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353

PHONE: 623-936-2760


WICKENBURG

Includes Wittman, Aguila, Circle City, Morristown  

WEBSITE: https://www.ci.wickenburg.az.us/1129/Low-Income-Assistance

ADDRESS: 256 N Washington Street, Wickenburg, AZ  85390

PHONE: 623-936-2760


STATEWIDE NON-PROFITS

St. Vincent de Paul

80 Locations Statewide in all 15 counties

WEBSITE: https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs/homelessness-prevention

PHONE: 602-580-6948

 

Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)

WEBSITE: https://www.cplc.org/housing/supportive-housing.php

PHONE: 602-609-7556

 

Old Concho Community Assistance Center

Apache County only

ADDRESS: 35432 Hwy 180A, PO Box 50, Concho, AZ 85924

PHONE: 928-337-5047

 

Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program, Inc. (SEACAP)

Cochise, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, and Graham County only

WEBSITE: https://www.seacapaz.com/contact-us.html

ADDRESS: 283 W. 5th St., Safford, AZ 85546

PHONE: 928-428-4653

 

Western Arizona Council of Governments

La Paz, Mohave, and Yuma County only

WEBSITE: https://www.wacog.com/renter-education/

PHONE: 928-782-1886, 928-753-6247

 

The Salvation Army

WEBSITE: https://arizona.salvationarmy.org/arizona/Family-Services-Emergency-Assistance

PHONE: 602-267-4127 or 520-792-1111

 

Good Shepherd Center/Catholic Charities

Navajo County only

ADDRESS: 120 E. Florida Street, Holbrook, AZ 86025

PHONE: 928-524-9720

 

Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA)

Pinal County only

WEBSITE: http://www.cahra.org/community-services/housing-programs

ADDRESS: 109 N. Sunshine Blvd., Eloy, AZ 85131

PHONE: 520-466-1112

 

Portable Practical Educational preparations, Inc. (PPEP)

Pima, Cochise, Greenlee, Pinal, Maricopa, and Yuma County only

WEBSITE: https://www.ppep.org/programs/human-services/emergency-services/rentmortgageutility-and-other-assistance/

PHONE: 520-622-3553

 

Northern Arizona Council of Governments

Apache, Navajo, Yavapai, and Coconino County only

WEBSITE: https://nacog.org/departments/Community-Services/page/community-services-home.html

PHONE: 928-774-1895

REQUIREMENTS/DETAILS

LIMITATIONS

Required documents flier found here.

Program is for Arizona residents only.

  • Households are to be served on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Households need to be experiencing a financial crisis due to COVID-19, which may include:
    •  Reduction or loss of income
    • Health and safety concerns
    • Crisis event that can be supported with documentation connecting it to COVID-19

Required Documents:

  • Copy of a valid driver’s license or other form of identification showing the individual lives at the address to be assisted.
  • Copy of an executed lease verifying that the person requesting the assistance is named on the lease.
  • Documentation regarding economic crisis/impact
  • Proof of gross income for the month prior to the month for which assistance is requested and gross income post application for assistance (for comparison).
  • Most recent two (2) Bank Statements.
  • No past due, late notice or eviction notice is required.

Eligible households can receive assistance up to $2,000 per month and will need to reapply each month assistance is needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provided to you by: Arizona Real Estate Investors Association (AZREIA), Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA), Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona, Arizona Realtors, and National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)