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Emergency Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance


TCAA’s Community Action Program offers emergency funds and short-term case management services to individuals and families who are facing an immediate crisis which impacts their housing, utilities, health, and safety. Limited financial assistance is available to help with rent/mortgage and utility bills to provide stability and prevent homelessness during a financial crisis.  These services are available to residents of the City of Tempe and Fountain Hills only. Other eligibility conditions and restrictions apply. 

To get help:

  1. Download a Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance Application Packet by clicking the links below or pick up an application at TCAA  (2146 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281) anytime Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
  2. Complete all sections of the application(s) and attach all required documents.
  3. Drop off your completed application(s) and all required attachments at TCAA any time during business hours.
  4. Our team will review your application and contact you within five business days.

Completed packets are handled in the order received. Applications cannot be processed if required attachments are missing.  Because funding is limited, not all requests can be approved. 

You may also call the TCAA HOTLINE (480.389.1375) to discuss your eligibility for emergency rent, mortgage or utility assistance. Calls are accepted in the order received, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. During high demand periods you may be on hold for an extended period.

TCAA is offering additional rent, mortgage and utility assistance to Tempe and Fountain Hills households (single adults, seniors, and families) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes back-pay for overdue payments and late fees.  Limited funds are available between July 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Contact TCAA's hotline (480)389-1375 for details or click the links below to download an application and drop off at TCAA.

If you are unsuccessful in your attempt to schedule an appointment with TCAA, other resources may be accessible through Arizona’s 2-1-1 (free information and referral) service. Dial 2-1-1 or 877-211-8661 from anywhere, or click here to search for resource information.