Community Services

  1. The Maricopa County Human Services Department has launched a Client Portal to accept online applications for rental, mortgage, and utility assistance.

    Client Portal: https://hsdclientportal.maricopa.gov/

    By visiting the Client Portal, residents will be able to check their eligibility for these programs, as well as complete an online application and submit required documents.

    By submitting an application, residents will be considered for all available funding sources including the Emergency Rental Assistance program.

    Maricopa County Human Services Department anticipates significant demand which will exceed available funding, and application processing and notifications may lag. We ask that applicants are patient during this time.

Having a safe and stable place to live is the foundation of health and well-being for all of us. Yet we know that this foundation can be destabilized when life’s storms hit hard, such as the loss of a job or an unexpected medical bill.  

The Community Services Division’s goal is to help families weather difficult circumstances and restore emotional, social, and economic well-being. Through our Community Action Program, we work closely with local governments and community-based partners to make this a reality by providing essential utility and rental assistance.


Emergency Rental Assistance


Maricopa County households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic may be eligible for rental and utility assistance from the Human Services Department. Maricopa County households living outside the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix may be eligible for assistance.

> Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

Rental & Mortgage Assistance


Maricopa County households seeking assistance with their rental deposit or their monthly rent/mortgage payment may qualify for assistance from the Human Services Department. Maricopa County households living outside the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix may be eligible for assistance.

> Apply for Rental and Mortgage Assistance


Utility Assistance


Maricopa County households seeking assistance with current utility deposits or payments may qualify for assistance from the Human Services Department. Maricopa County households living outside the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix may be eligible for assistance. 

> Apply for Utility Assistance

 

Additional Resources


> Community Legal Services                                                     > APS COVID Response

> 211 Arizona                                                                             > SRP COVID Response

> AZEvictionHelp.org                                                                 > COVID-19 Legal Hotline

Our Funding


The Community Services Division is the designated Community Action Agency to serve Maricopa County under the Community Services Block Grant Authorization Act of 1998, exclusive of the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix.

We are funded through a combination of local, state, and federal funds. The Community Services Block Grant serves as our core funding, which is leveraged for the administration of direct financial services as well as the attainment of additional funding.

To determine our priorities, we conduct a community needs assessment every 3 years. Read the findings of our most recent assessment here.


Contact Us


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