Utility and Rental Assistance Available
Beginning February 23, 2021, eligible Arizona households will be able to apply for up to $3,500 in rental and utility assistance for each month through the AZ Department of Economic Security. Payments may also be made for rental and/or utility arrears. After their initial application, households may receive up to 12 months of assistance. After receiving 12 months of benefits, whether for arrears or future payments, the household may apply for a three-month extension of benefits upon providing documentation of eligibility to the Department. Payments will be issued directly to landlords and/or utility companies on the renter’s behalf. For more information, visit https://des.az.gov/sites/default/files/media/newsrelease-2-9-2021-DES-Announces-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0j1VVbQ8yx3zlD8UhCUdkz43RuzqEXsKYZvjJD3XpYu5AY6rn7BGsWJdg.