Listings for COVID-19 / Help With Bills

COVID-19

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed all of our lives. Due to the severity of the crisis, many new resources are being developed to get information and resources out to people in need. People over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing health conditions are most at risk for COVID-19. To protect yourself from COVID-19 it is best to stay home and practice increased routine hygiene. Be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%. Do not touch your face, eyes, mouth, or nose. Avoid physical contact with people outside of your home, the CDC recommends a distance of at least six feet between people. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately discarded into the trash. Wash and disinfect commonly used surfaces often. To get more resources and information about COVID-19, dial 2-1-1.

Help With Bills

Due to COVID-19, there are many programs that can help you to get forbearance on your rent or mortgage payment should you need to isolate or quarantine. Evictions in the State of Arizona have been halted due to the crisis if you cannot pay rent due to a COVID-19 related issue like loss of income or needing to quarantine/isolate.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


Arizona Department of Housing

State of Arizona
Mortgage Help for Homeowners Impacted By The Coronavirus

(800) 232-6643 | (800) 373-3343

https://housing.az.gov/mortgage-help-homeowners-impacted-coronavirus

description
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac encourage all people struggling to make their mortgage payments as a result of COVID-19 to contact their loan servicer.

Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)

(520) 297-6049

https://www.cplc.org/

description
CPLC can help with housing and rental assistance.

Community Action Agency

description
The Community Action Agency combats poverty and provides a safety net of basic services for low-income individuals and families in Pima County by connecting assistance with case management and other resources. Services include emergency assistance, food and nutrition, medical prescriptions and supplies, rental/mortgage assistance, special needs, supportive services, and utility assistance.

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

Eviction Prevention Program (CIC)

2033 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 529-1766

Fax: (520) 257-2647

https://cictucson.org/eviction-prevention/

description
CIC Provides Eviction Prevention/ Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance through a shared program between the City of Tucson and Pima County. For more information on how to apply for assistance, please call or visit our website.

costs
Must Meet Elegibility Requirements.

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - East

8701 E. Old Spanish Tr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - South

101 W. Irvington Rd., Unit 2A
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pima Community Action Agency

description
The Pima County Community Action Agency (CAA) has a hotline to serve those who applied to the COVID-19 Rental Eviction Assistance Program funded through the Arizona Department of Housing.

Although that program is no longer accepting new applications, CAA staff may answer questions regarding the status of an application, provide forms required for processing, offer assistance to submit pending information, and direct applicants to other resources -- including utilities.

Please call the hotline or visit our website for more information about other rental assistance and eviction protection, including forms and checklists for tenants/landlords.

For more information about financial assistance with bills from Pima County or City of Tucson utilities, go here: pima.gov/UtilityBillsHelp.

Salvation Army

1002 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 795-9671

https://www.salvationarmytucson.org

  • Low Income

description
The Salvation Army provides family services to disaster relief to those affected by substance abuse. It helps families in need with our food pantry, hospitality house shelter, rent/mortgage assistance, employment, and more.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM,

Tucson & Pima County Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance & Utility Relief Program

City of Tucson & Pima County
Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance & Utility Relief Program

(520) 447-4423

https://tucsonpimaep.com/

description
The Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance & Utility Relief Program offers both Landlords/Property Managers and Tenants the opportunity to begin the application process. It requires both parties to provide information, documentation and agree to mutual resolution for housing stability. Open communication is highly encouraged between both parties to expedite the process.
Applying for the waitlist does not guarantee funding. The process begins with an Eligibility Assessment to determine eligibility based on federally mandated eligibility requirements. Funding is granted upon completion of all required documentation from both parties and eligibility approval is verified by Service Agency Case Managers assigned to each case.
For more information on how to apply, please call or visit our website.

costs
Must meet eligibility requirements.

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