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Rental assistance in Tucson and Pima County.

Rental assistance is offered in Pima County and Tucson Arizona. Find information and details on local non-profits, charities, churches and government financial assistance programs that focus on meeting low income housing needs and that may be able to offer help for paying rent or a security deposit.

The best places to call for rental assistance in Tucson are listed below. Even if they can't help you meet your specific needs, most of the agencies have counselors on staff who can direct individuals to other local services and resources. Or even learn about federal government rent and housing assistance programs, such as Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing or Section 8 housing vouchers.

Call or stop by the closest Tucson or Pima County agency listed below to apply for assistance with paying your rent. Every year tens of thousands of individuals receive assistance.

Tucson Urban League Case Management - Provides both short and long term assistance and counseling. The non-profit provides emergency cash grants and financial assistance for paying rent, housing expenses and even mortgage payments. The money needs to be used to stop an eviction or pay for security or utility deposits. But the goal is to help people become self-sufficient, so they also offer budgeting skills, financial literacy, and even referrals to other local charities and government assistance programs. Phone (520) 791-9522 x2519

Emergency Financial Assistance Programs from Pima non-profits. Agencies run heir own programs and can also provide information. Residents from the county can work with a counselor to get information on other organizations that are involved in providing for the basic needs of low income people who are homeless or near-homeless. In addition, agencies and charities provide limited financial assistance for rent to help someone prevent eviction and prevent homelessness. Money can also pay for utilities to prevent shut-off. Also provides referrals to additional services. Dial 1-877-211-8661 for referrals.




Chicanos Por La Causa Tucson Foundation - Many resources are offered, including social services for such items as emergency assistance (including housing needs), health and legal information and referral services and general information. 200 N. Stone Ave., Tucson AZ 85701, phone 520-882-0018.

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse offers low income Housing Assistance for women and children. Call  520-795-8001.

City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department. Call 520-791-4171. They provide money for rent, moving costs, security deposits, and even utilities, all as part of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. There may also be information on housing that is rent free.

Green Valley Assistance Services - This not-for profit focuses on the elderly, frail, senior citizens, homebound elderly or disabled adults. Programs are only offered in Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Arivaca Arizona, Tubac and Tumacacori. Some of the services include offering temporary monetary assistance for necessities of daily living, including rent and housing expenses. 250 E. Continental Rd. #102, Green Valley Arizona 85614. Call 520-625-5966.

Hearth Foundation - Offers housing assistance and facilities for homeless women with children. This includes single moms, DV survivors, and Spanish speakers. Call 520-297-8960





Project Action for Veterans assists homeless or veterans on the verge of evictions in Pima County. There may be VA benefits for individuals or low income housing / shelters. Other programs can offer zero interest rate loans for paying rent or government grants for utilities and other bills. Security deposit assistance is for applicants that are homeless and need a new apartment. Tucson Arizona based, dial (520) 308-3093

Southern Arizona Legal Aid - Tucson - Coordinates free legal assistance for low income residents, seniors, or the disabled. Get help in applying for public housing or government benefits such as section 8. Other aid is to prevent evictions, address housing discrimination, or attorneys offer landlord/tenant mediation. (520) 623-9461

The Tucson Salvation Army Family Services, which has an office on 1021 N 11th Ave and can be reached at (520) 792-1111, is one of the leading charity organizations. Work with a counselor to apply for case management services which are provided to individuals and families in the greater Pima County Arizona area, and also apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities.

Rehousing and eviction prevention programs will focus both on tenants with a pay or quit notice as well as homeless families seeking a new, affordable apartment in the Pima County. Agencies will offer money in an emergency to pay a portion of rental arrears or a utility bill. The non-profit charities or government programs will also help clients locate a new home, pay for the deposit or rent in advance expenses a landlord requires, and provide ongoing guidance. Find Pima County eviction assistance programs.

Tucson Indian Center, phone 520-884-7131, has limited amounts of emergency assistance. This is only for Native Americans or migrants. Rent, mortgage, security deposit, food, and other emergency needs may be addressed.

Travelers Aid Society Of Tucson, Inc., phone (520) 622-8900, is a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting local families and individuals in crisis. They focus on housing and rental assistance programs for the low income. Counselors support both the homeless and near-homeless (people facing eviction) individuals and families.





Primavera Foundation, Inc. - Offers the low income, working poor, and unemployed services including community education and advocacy. At the same time they are involved in providing a continuum of services that address homelessness and poverty, including information on Arizona and federal government rent programs, food, and other forms of financial assistance for paying bills and debts. Transitional Housing is also administered. Tucson, AZ - 85701. Call  (520) 623-5111.

Call the local Pima County Community Action Agency at 520-243-6700. They partner closely with the Arizona Department of Housing, and together they administer the Eviction Prevention and Emergency Homeless Housing (EPEH) Program.

Services offered by this housing program include rental assistance, help for paying Utility deposits, tenant eviction prevention services, and free mortgage foreclosure help. There may also be funds for paying utility and cooling bills. The agency provides assistance to eligible low income applicants directly, and also works through the Emergency Services Network to coordinate loan programs for deposits or rental costs Or you can call directly the Arizona Housing & Prevention Services Pima County at 520-498-4613.

Interfaith Community Services runs the Good Samaritan Program for Pima County and the Tucson area. Call the agency at 520-297-6049. The Good Samaritan Program may be able to provide emergency financial assistance, including rent and housing, for people in need throughout Pima County. They also assist single mothers, Spanish speakers, and immigrants with housing needs.

Green Valley Assistance Services Temporary Monetary Assistance Program serves a limited area, as noted below. Located at 250 E Continental Rd Suite 102 and phone number (520) 625-5966, may be able to provide temporary, emergency monetary assistance to low income households, including the elderly and unemployed. Get assistance for paying rent and other services. Coverage for housing programs is for the region of Green Valley, Tumacacor. Amado, Sahuarita, Arivaca, and Tubac only





Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Location is 1946 E Lee St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Only families local to the parish can call (520) 327-6015
When funding allows, some emergency financial help may be offered, including for rent. there may also be free donated gently used furniture, shelter for the homeless, and other support.

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Pima County and Southern Arizona
Address is 4301 East 5th Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
Call (520) 795-0300
Everything from grants (or no interest loans) for rent, utilities, and other bills are offered. There may be gas vouchers, job programs, information on low cost supportive housing, and more. Financial aid for bills or rent is limited.

Pima County HUD section 8 program offers support. Most of the assistance is for seniors, the disabled, and families in poverty. The rent assistance is in the form of income based housing or apartments. They also offer grants/loans for buying a home, family self-sufficiency, public housing, and more. Dial (520) 791-4171 for information on housing choice vouchers rent and housing programs in the Tucson region and county.

Society Of St. Vincent de Paul. The local church and its volunteers provide assistance in many forms to local residents. Several churches and dozens of volunteers participate in offering services in Pima County Arizona.

Some of the programs include free food boxes; vouchers for groceries and food at pantries or grocery stores, limited assistance with rent and utilities, and even clothing and household items. In some cases the rent help is offered as a loan to the client. There may also be furniture for the low income family. Tucson Arizona. (520) 628-7837. More details on St Vincent de Paul assistance in Pima County.





Tucson PPEP Human Services Department is one of the leading agencies to call. The Pima County government affiliated office provides emergency financial assistance and cash grants to help with rent and utilities. Even if they do not have funds on their own, they can often offer referrals for other needed services, such as federal government low income housing programs, Section 8, and local charities. (520) 741-4397


By Jon McNamara

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