Emergency Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Assistance

KEEPING FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES DURING A FINANCIAL CRISIS

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:  To schedule an appointment, call TCAA's Emergency Utility Hotline at 480-389-1375 on Thursdays at 8 AM. Note that there are a limited number of appointments available each week and the hotline is only open until appointments are filled for the week. Calls are handled in the order received. If you are unable to obtain an appointment, try again the following Thursday. 

  • Once you have been scheduled for an appointment, please complete a Utility Assistance Application and bring this form and required attachments to your appointment 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.