CDBG Rental, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance

Maricopa County residents experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic may be eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance from the Human Services Department’s Community Services Division (CSD). CSD coordinates the delivery of rental and utility assistance to Maricopa County residents living in the following communities:

BuckeyeFountain HillsGuadalupeTollesonYoungtown
El MirageGoodyearLitchfield ParkWickenburgUnincorporated Areas

To apply for assistance, follow the step-by-step instructions listed below. 

How to Apply

Step 1 Check Eligibility 

To qualify for assistance, the following criteria must be met:

  • Household is experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; 
  • Applicant legally lives in the United States; 
  • Applicant lives in the city/town limits of Buckeye, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Tolleson, Wickenburg, or Youngtown, or in an Unincorporated Area of Maricopa County; and 
  • Household’s total income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. 

80% of the Area Median Income

80% of the Area Median Income for 2020 as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Effective July 1, 2020.
Household Size
Total Household Income

Step 2 Gather Required Documentation 

To help establish eligibility, please collect the following documentation. You will need to these documents for a telephone appointment with your local Community Action Agency.

  1. Documentation demonstrating financial hardship due to COVID-19
  2. Photo identification of applicant
  3. Birth certificates of all household members
  4. Social Security cards of all household members
  5. Current lease agreement
  6. Documentation of all household income received in the 60 days prior to application date
  7. Current bank statements

Please note that additional documentation may be requested by the CSD to determine eligibility.

Step 3Apply for Assistance

To begin the application process for CDBG Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance, please complete the following online application. Please note that in order to successfully submit an online application, many of the required documents used to determine eligibility will need to be uploaded. Once your application has been submitted, HSD staff will contact you for next steps. 

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