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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. 

Emergency Rent or Mortgage Assistance: To schedule an appointment, call TCAA's Emergency Rent Hotline at 480-389-1375 on the first Friday of each month at 8 AM. Note that there are a limited number of appointments available each month and the hotline is only open until appointments are filled for the month. Calls are handled in the order received.  

Emergency Utility Payments: Complete a Utility Assistance Application Packet, include all required attachments, and drop off at TCAA's office. Utility Assistance Packets can be downloaded by clicking the link below, or picked up from our Apache location (2146 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281) anytime Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Our team will review your packet and respond to you by telephone within a five-day period. Completed packets are handled in the order received. TCAA has a limited amount of Utility Assistance Funds. Not all requests can be approved. Utility Assistance Packets will only be processed if ALL the required documents are submitted. 

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.