Supporting you during COVID-19
The uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt across the world. In an effort to help individuals and families in need during the current health crisis, the following new services are available:
Emergency Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance for Low-Income Households
Tempe households experiencing undue financial stress during this period can tap into utility assistance funds through TCAA. Although AZ utility companies will avoid disconnects, utility assistance is still available at TCAA and can help you get ahead on utility bills and redirect limited household income to other important needs. Financial assistance with rent and mortgage bills is also available. Call the TCAA hotline (480-389-1375) during regular business hours to speak with TCAA staff regarding your utility, rent, and mortgage concerns.
Download a utility assistance application here or pick up an application at our 2146 E. Apache Blvd office during business hours.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REQUESTS FOR Arizona's COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program will be handled by the Maricopa County Eviction Prevention office at (602) 506-2000. Callers will be directed to www.AZHousing.gov where you may submit an online application by clicking the COVID-19 Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance tab. If your household does not have access to a computer or cannot apply online, call (602) 506-2000 and leave a message. Your call will be returned by a representative of Maricopa County within 48 hours. TCAA is not accepting applications for the Arizona COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program.
Meal Programs for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Meals-to-Go: Tempe seniors and adults with disabilities who would have participated in lunches offered at The Cahill, North Tempe, or Escalante Senior Center in Tempe, or Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale, may now access TCAA’s “meals-to-go” service. Meals-to-go are balanced, nutritious catered meals that will be distributed daily In Tempe (Monday through Friday) from 10-11 AM at the North Tempe Senior Center, South entrance, and in Scottsdale at the Granite Reef Senior Center during the lunch hour. Order your meal at least one day in advance by calling our senior nutrition information line at 480-858-6511.
Home-Delivered Meals: TCAA is expanding its home-delivered meal service for home-bound seniors and adults with disabilities in Tempe and South Scottsdale who are having difficulty meeting their nutritional needs at this time. If you are in need of a home-delivered meal, contact Area Agency on Aging’s senior helpline at 602-264-4357 to register.
Home-Delivered Food Boxes are available to seniors currently enrolled in TCAA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Senior Meal programs. If you are currently receiving catered meal services from TCAA and are in need of a food box, please contact your TCAA Case Manager or program representative.
Emergency Food Boxes
TCAA's Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon and Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Bring a photo ID and a letter addressed to you at your Tempe residence to access a food box. Food boxes are also being distributed at Tempe and Kyrene school sites for families with enrolled students. Contact your school location or district office for details.
General Public Bus Passes
TCAA is offering one (1) or seven (7) day bus passes for people in need. Bus passes are distributed at TCAA's 2146 E. Apache Blvd location in Tempe during regular business hours (Monday through Friday). Bus passes are limited to 2 per month, per individual.