Community Services

As a part of the Maricopa County Human Services Department, the Community Services Division (CSD) is responsible for delivering emergency financial support for rent, mortgages and utilities to eligible county residents. This assistance enables clients to transition from crisis into longer sustainability. To achieve this mission, CSD works with partner agencies located throughout the Valley to deliver direct services. This network of partners includes local Community Action Programs that provide connections to resources and support. County residents in need of assistance can fill out the online application using Maricopa County’s Client Portal.

Emergency Rental Assistance


Households in Maricopa County experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic may be eligible for Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance.

  • The address of the home determines where the application should be made. View the flyer below for detailed information on where to apply and eligibility requirements.

Funeral Assistance Program


Maricopa County Residents in need could qualify for burial and cremation funeral assistance for the loss of a loved one. For more information about this program, please click here.

Legal Assistance for Renters


Maricopa County households facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent may qualify for free legal services from the nonprofit organization Community Legal Services. This program provides legal representation and advice free of charge.

Applications can be made:

  • By telephone at 602-258-3434 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  •  Online

Rent and Mortgage Assistance


Maricopa County households seeking assistance with their rental deposit, monthly rent or mortgage may qualify for assistance. Households located in the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix should contact the city for the programs that operate within those jurisdictions. Households in other cities and towns may apply for assistance from Maricopa County’s Human Services Department.

Utility Assistance


Maricopa County households seeking assistance with their utility deposit or electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash utilities may qualify for assistance. The address of the home determines where the application should be made.  

  • Households located in the cities of Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix should contact the city for the programs that operate within those jurisdictions.
  • Households in Maricopa County in other cities and towns may apply for assistance from Maricopa County’s Human Services Department.

Contact Us


Have a question? We’re here to help. Call 602-506-0589 or fill out the this form.