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Help with rent in Arizona

Low income tenants, immigrants and people in a hardship will get rent assistance from government agencies or charity organizations. There are grants, free government money, lawyers that help tenants in AZ, vouchers and emergency financial help to pay housing costs. Find where to get help with rent in Arizona.

While some of the resources funded at the state or federal level level by the Arizona Department of Housing or HUD, applications for rental assistance are offered locally as well as including by regional non-profits or charity organizations. Cash assistance and vouchers may also be distributed by the local agencies, charities, or government organizations to low-income families in AZ.

Get rent payment assistance from charities or government agencies in AZ

A number of statewide and regional programs provide back rent payment help as well as housing resources. The financial help for housing is offered statewide. The main ones in Arizona are below, or scroll down the page for additional emergency rental assistance programs.

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers - Project-Based Rental Assistance – This federal government Housing and Urban Development funded program offers affordable housing units (including apartments and homes) to families living close to or in poverty. There is usually a waiting list, and Section 8 applications are accepted by local housing or community action agencies in your county. More on emergency section 8 in AZ.
     
  • Government created Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) - This grant program will help people pay their rent (or utility bills) if they are faced with an eviction. It can also help people as well as families or immigrants who are currently homeless find new housing and help pay for security deposits and moving expenses.  Locate help for low-income tenants in Arizona facing eviction.
  • Housing and rent help for disabled or mentally ill - Renters with Emotional Disturbances, Serious Mental Illness, or Chronic Substance Abuse may be able to access safe and affordable low income housing. The Arizona Department of Housing (call 602.771.1000) will have resources as will local  housing authorities. Learn more on government housing authorities.
     
  • Seasonal farm workers or migrants - People will seek housing and other support services from Arizona Interagency Farmworker Coalition, Inc. Call (602.288.7569. In order to qualify for emergency rental assistance one member of the applying household needs to have had recent employment for at least three months of the year in the agricultural sector.

 

 

 

 

  • Victims of domestic violence rent assistance - Kids, migrants or women can receive free legal advocacy, housing, and generally be provided safety. Various assistance programs, including financial, rent, and free motel vouchers, are provided by the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence to people who have undergone violence. Call (602) 279-2900 or (800) 782-6400. A leading goal is to help to people, regardless of their background or situation, and their children move into secure apartments or homes. Find rent help for single moms.
     
  • Free lawyers in Arizona - Low-income renters or tenants can learn their legal rights from the Arizona Residential Landlord & Tenant Act. This is available for single people or low-income families, and it will advise on what rights and responsibilities both tenants and landlords have. More on Arizona legal services.
     
  • Low-rent apartments and housing programs - Several agencies provide immediate housing to low-income tenants. They are no wait list units, and also provide apartments to people with bad credit in AZ. Rent help and deposit grants are offered too, and locate housing for the low income with no waiting list near you.
     
  • Coalition to End Homelessness in Arizona - They arrange rent help as well as Rehousing and Homeless Prevention. Non-profits and charities work with the Coalition to End Homelessness. They will offer everything from funds to pay rent to stop an eviction to shelter. There may be government grants to help with paying security deposits on a new, permanent home or apartment. Click more Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness.
     
  • The Arizona Department of Housing also partners with several non-profits and organizations in all counties. The agencies may be able to offer eviction prevention assistance, emergency shelter, rent, and security deposit help as a last resort. More on Arizona government affiliated rent programs.

Local Arizona rental assistance programs

Low-income families or tenants can select a city near them or county below for information on how to get applications to rent assistance programs in Arizona. Each area has government programs, charities as well as churches that offer immediate financial help. The homeless will get free motel vouchers or security deposit help and tenants emergency rent assistance.

Bisbee and Cochise

Mesa

Mohave County

Phoenix and surrounding communities

Prescott AZ and Yavapai County

Tucson area

 

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