Housing Contributions

Economic conditions, a global pandemic, and a-fast growing population are a few of the factors that are contributing to a rapidly growing need for affordable housing and homelessness in Arizona.  

Maricopa County is facing this issue head on by making more than half a billion dollars in historic investments to bring more housing options and shelter beds online.    

These solutions are part of a larger strategy that Maricopa County has deployed to provide housing options along a continuum of needs ranging from urgent, short-term shelter needs for people experiencing homelessness to programs that rescue families from eviction and provide financial assistance to stimulate homeownership opportunities, particularly among low-income buyers.

Strengthening the Housing Continuum 

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  • 11,400 Served Across All Shelter Types
  • 600+ Additional Shelter Beds
  • 70% Positive Exit from County Bridge Housing
  • 300 Households Receiving Rapid Rehousing Vouchers
  • 100+ Individuals Helped with Outreach and Navigation
  • Sole Funder of Overnight Weather Relief on the Human Services Campus (280 Beds)
  • 820+ Individuals to Receive Day-Time Weather Relief Services
  • New 50-Unit Permanent Supportive Housing Property to be Completed in 2023
  • 45,000 Households Received Rental and Utility Assistance
  • 26,000 Landlords and Tenants Served Through 211 Partnerships Creating 4,500 New Affordable Rental and Home Units
  • 1,300 Homeless Client Move-Ins Across 780 New Properties Through the Threshold Landlord Engagement Program
  • Over 400 Households  Received Emergency HVAC and Home Repair with an Additional 600 Projected
  • 200 Individuals to Receive Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 

Learn About Housing Projects


These Projects Are Part of Maricopa County's $500+ Million in Housing Contributions

  • 12/06/2023: Maricopa County Pledges $10 Million to Boost Affordable Housing in Wickenburg
  • 11/27/2023: Maricopa County Invests $10 Million to Build Housing in Chandler
  • 11/17/2023: Maricopa County Announces Affordable Housing Initiative in Gilbert
  • 11/15/2023: Maricopa County Allocates $10 Million to Housing Projects in Phoenix 
  • 10/18/2023: Maricopa County Allocates $1 Million to Help Homeowners in Town of Guadalupe
  • 09/28/2023: Maricopa County Partners with Avondale, Tolleson on Housing Projects
  • 08/29/2023: 1,250 Previously Homeless Individuals Now Have Permanent Housing
  • 08/03/2023: Maricopa County Empowers Hopeful Homebuyers with Downpayment Assistance 
  • 06/28/2023: Maricopa County and Glendale Pool $10 Million to Build Affordable Rental Housing
  • 05/25/2023: Maricopa County Partners with UMOM Helping Hands Housing Services to Fund Affordable Housing in Phoenix
  • 04/17/2023: Maricopa County Increases HVAC Fund by $10 Million to Help Homeowners Ahead of Summer
  • 03/21/2023:  Maricopa County Celebrates Mar. 24 “Groundbreaking” Affordable Housing Project in Glendale
  • 10/03/2022: $90 Million Investment for Housing Options Coming to Maricopa County
  • 07/29/2022: $3.1 Million Investment by Maricopa County to Bring Affordable Housing to Phoenix Neighborhood
  • 05/23/2022: Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects
  • 04/25/2022: $10.7 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by County Board of Supervisors
  • 04/11/2022: Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $17 Million in Affordable Housing Projects
  • 02/24/2022: Maricopa County Supports Tempe Micro Estates Homeownership
  • 11/12/2021: Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration