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2-1-1 Arizona (Community Information & Referral)
2200 N Central Ave #211
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The 2-1-1 helpline and 2-1-1 Arizona website provide information on agencies and various other community resources.
A New Leaf


Housing and supportive services for the homeless and those in need, including victims of domestic violence.

Offers a number of limited budget electricity programs, as well as provides information on community utility assisstance programs.
Arizona Community Action Association
Provides information and referrals for community resources, including all Community Action Programs (CAPs). CAPs can provide case management, emergency assistance, food boxes, assistance with rent and utilities, financial assistance, eviction prevention, resources and referrals, and employment assistance. Also offers a web-based program to determine what state paid benefits you may qualify to receive.
Arizona Department of Housing
1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona's state housing agency provides information on apartment rentals, emergency repair and housing rehabilitation, eviction or forclosure assistance, fair housing laws, homeownership assistance, and section 8 housing. Also, offers unemployment, underemployment and reinstatement mortgage payment assistance as well as short sale assistance in addition to principal reduction assistance to qualified Arizona homeowners.
Benefits Checkup


Multiple websites (www.azcaa.org; www.arizonaselfhelp.org) to check eligibility for various federal, state, and local assistance programs.
Chandler Community Action

650 N. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Offers clothing and food box referrals for walk-ins Monday through Thursday from 8am - 10:30am. Offers assistance with utilities and past due rent; must come in and fill out an application Monday through Thursday 8am - 5pm. Verification of citizenship not required. Closed Friday.
Chicanos por la Causa
602- 257-0700
1112 E. Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Offers free computer training, employment assistance, job skills workshops, GED classes, housing repair program, some utility assistance, and safe, affordable housing options.
City of Phoenix Human Services Department
South Phoenix 602.534.4732

The Human Services Department offers a variety of social services to low-income households experiencing crisis. Services are provided through three family services centers, geographically dispersed throughout the city. Each center provides a broad range of assistance with urgent needs including utility, eviction prevention and/or move-in cost assistance. Caseworkers also provide employment, budgeting, social and life-skills development counseling assistance through case management services at the family and senior services centers. These services assist families and adult individuals resolve problems and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency.
Community Action Programs (CAP)
623-979-3911 Central, North, & West

Provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families facing eviction or utility shut off (including air conditioning repair in the summer). Multiple offices throughout the valley.
Please contact the service providers directly for information about any of the services listed. Contact Southwest Network,
HelpBook@SouthwestNetwork.org, only to report an incorrect listing or to suggest a resource that could be added to the directory. Thank you.

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Community Services of Arizona Rent & Mortgage Assistance

Assists with one month past due rent or mortgage payment, or first month’s rent.
Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center
6920 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Provides emergency food boxes and financial assistance for those in need living in specific zip codes in the North Valley. Proof of citizenship not required.
Lutheran Social Services Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Assists with one month past due rent or mortgage payment, or first month’s rent.
National Energy Assistance Referral Project
1789 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Energy assistance programs, coordinated among federal and state governments and utility companies, are available to help low-income households meet their energy needs. The Community Services Unit (CSU) subcontracts with community agencies to administer the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Utility Repair, Replacement and Deposit Program (URRD). These programs assist with utility deposits and bill payments, conduct home weatherization, and repair or replace certain appliances.
Salvation Army

Offers utility assistance for individuals and families experiencing a crisis. Also offers homeless outreach services, including assistance finding shelter or transitional housing. Also offers a yearly Christmas Angel Program.
Save my Home AZ


Offers two foreclosure prevention programs - Unemployed Payment Assistance Program and Pricipal Reduction Program - to assist unemployed and underemployed Arizona homeowners. Must meet certain requirements.

Offers four electricity plans to fit budgetary and lifestyle needs.
St. Vincent de Paul

Offers multiple programs for homeless and low income individuals and families, including Help for the Working Poor, Family Eviction Prevention, Ministry to the Homeless, Ministry to the Incarcerated, Transitional Shelter, and Youth mentoring, along with various specialized projects dependent upon community need and availablility of funds. St. Vincent de Paul can also provide information on additional Catholic churches that may be able to provide assistance.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Offers information and referral assistance on homebuying, avoiding forclosure, rental assistance, fair housing laws, and subsidized housing options. Also, offers assistance locating affordable housing in your area.
Please contact the service providers directly for information about any of the services listed. Contact Southwest Network,
HelpBook@SouthwestNetwork.org, only to report an incorrect listing or to suggest a resource that could be added to the directory. Thank you.