Housing and Shelter

Maricopa Community Colleges has provided a list of housing and shelter resources (homeless/eviction prevention assistance and access to programs) so you know where to go in a time of need. The resources on this page are updated on a regular basis.


 

Homeless Shelters

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

CASS serves the entire Phoenix metropolitan area and provides shelter for both adult and families 24/7, 365 days a year.

Central Arizona Shelter Services
230 S. 12th Ave.
Phoenix Arizona 85007

Family Housing Hub - Families with minors (coordinated entry point that will direct you to the shelter)
3307 E. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-595-8700

Mesa Community Action Network (Mesa CAN), A New Leaf 
868 E University Dr.
Mesa, Arizona 85203
480-969-4024

West Valley Location
Pendergrast Community Center Family Resource Center
10550 W Mariposa St.
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Hours of Operation: Thursdays | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 


 

Housing and Shelter Online Resources

Save Our Home AZ (SOHAZ) Program

Save Our Home AZ (SOHAZ) offers principal reduction assistance, monthly mortgage subsidy assistance for underemployed and unemployed Arizonans, as well as second lien elimination assistance to qualified Arizona homeowners.
 

Homeless Assistance
 

Eviction Prevention
 

Arizona Housing Coalition

The Arizona Housing Coalition is a membership-based advocacy organization who works with member agencies to end homelessness through housing stability and expanding affordable housing opportunities for all.
*The Arizona Housing Coalition doesn't provide shelter, housing, or rental/utility assistance.
 

2-1-1 Arizona

2-1-1 Arizona provides resources for eviction prevention assistance, rent payment assistance, emergency shelters, and other housing needs. 
 

Wildfire

Wildfire is a non-profit organization aimed at connecting you with agencies or programs that are administered through counties, cities, councils of government, and private non-profit organizations. These programs the following services:

  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Utility and Telephone Discount Programs
  • Rental/Mortgage Assistance
  • Housing Repair, Rehabilitation, and Weatherization
  • Food Boxes and Other Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy and Referrals
  • Child Care / Head Start
  • Housing and Homeless Assistance
     

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Find out if your building qualifies for the federal eviction moratoriums.
 

Eviction Lab

Find out if your area has current eviction protections.
 

Just Shelter

Find legal aid in your area to stay in your home.
 

Department of Economic Security

The Department of Economic Security (DES) Homeless Coordination Office works with community partners to provide emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, and homeless prevention services to Arizonans in need. To learn more, visit https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/shelter-housing/homeless-services
 

Circle the City

Circle the City provides health care centers for the homeless across Maricopa County, Arizona. Use the link to see a list of Circle the City locations, sites, and the scope of services provided.
 

Save the Family Foundation

Offers services for eviction prevention for COVID-related financial hardships for the City of Mesa and Town of Gilbert residents)

125 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-898-0228
 

Community Legal Services

COVID-19 Guidance for Tenants Seeking Relief from Eviction due to Coronavirus

We've provided the following helpful documents to assist you:
Evictions/Motion to Compel
Rent Payment Plan Agreement
Tips for Tenants (To avoid eviction between August 22 - October 31, 2020)
 

Tempe Community Action Agency - Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance
 

COVID-19 Emergency Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance
 

Rental Assistance — (Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal, and Yavapai Counties only)

*Gila and Apache Counties are excluded.  
View this list of agencies providing rental assistance through Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) CARES Act funding. 

  • EFSP offfers one month’s base rent only. No late fees or other fees are included
  • You may combine rental assistance for other fees with other funding sources
  • Rental assistance you receive for a different month that is provided by another funding source, does not prevent the use of EFSP funds for rental assistance;
  • No income limitations or requirements
  • You may only use EFSP for rental assistance one time per phase
  • Agencies delivering this service may have other requirements of the landlords that must be provided (e.g., W-9)
  • Spending period is through May 31, 2021 or until funds are spent.

Agencies may also email WHEAT directly at EFSP@HungerHurts.org for information

WHEAT is the administrative agency for EFSP in these counties, as well as the Arizona State Set-Aside.
 

4 Steps to Avoid Eviction by August 22, 2020
 

Article: New Renter, Mortgage Aid Programs Available
 

Maricopa County COVID Crisis Rental Assistance