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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Maricopa County Expands Access to Assistance With Updated Client Portal

Client Portal

For the first time, residents needing assistance through Maricopa County's Human Services Department (HSD) can quickly determine the programs they're eligible for, through an updated Client Portal. From early education to career services, rental assistanc...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 29, 2024

Maricopa County Invests $2.3 Million for Affordable Housing in Guadalupe

In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to provide a total of $2.3 million in funding to enhance homeownership opportunities in Guadalupe.

“Maricopa County is working to ensure more families have a perm...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Maricopa County Extends Diaper Bank

Baby with diaper

Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 24th, 2024 to extend the County’s highly successful diaper bank program through September, 2024. So far, the County has given more than 400,000 diapers at no cost to families in need.

“I a...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Maricopa County to Provide Additional $500,000 in Funding to Support Food-Insecure Populations

Woman distributing food

At their formal meeting on Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of investing an additional $500,000 in the Arizona Food Bank Network (AFBN) to assist food-insecure communities across the County. In 2021, Feeding America classif...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Maricopa County Invests $3 Million in Funding to Provide Housing for Veterans in Glendale

Housing frame construction

On Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3 million in funding to invest in transitional housing tailor-made for veterans and their families that are struggling with homelessness.

“After bravely serving our country, it is a shame that ...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Maricopa County to Provide $2 Million in Affordable Housing Funding for Seniors in Goodyear

Senior woman smiling

At its first formal meeting of 2024 on Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an agreement that allocates $2,000,000 towards a new affordable housing development for seniors in Goodyear.

Jack Sellers, newly appointed Chairma...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Maricopa County, El Mirage, and Surprise Join Forces to Address Homelessness in the Northwest Valley

Northwest valley map

At its Dec. 6, 2023 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides $65,000 in funding for support services that will benefit people experiencing homelessness in the Northwest Valley. The decision is the latest action...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Maricopa County Provides Grants to Cities for Housing, Food Security

Child eating

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $399,000 in Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Surprise, Tempe, and Tolleson. The initiatives funded through these grants are focused on providing housing...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Maricopa County's $10 Million Commitment Paves the Way for Affordable Housing Solutions in Tempe

Maricopa County Vice Chairman and Tempe Mayor Corey Woods shaking hands

In its ongoing effort to address housing affordability challenges in the region, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $10.8 million investment to develop new housing in the City of Tempe. The project is a collaborative effort between Ma...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 6, 2023

Maricopa County Pledges $10 Million to Boost Affordable Housing in Wickenburg

Person measuring wood

Maricopa County is taking a significant step to address the pressing need for housing by partnering with the Town of Wickenburg, allocating $10 million to an affordable housing construction project known as Wickenburg Apartments. The new housing is estima...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 29, 2023

250 Maricopa County Community College Students to Receive Career Advancement Training

Student training

250 students will have new career pathways thanks to the collective efforts of Maricopa County and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). Participating students will receive no-cost training to further their careers in high-demand industr...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Maricopa County Invests $10 Million to Build Housing in Chandler

Senior in apartment

More than 400 people are expected to benefit each year from a $10 million investment approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The funding will help families and individuals with low incomes by expanding affordable housing options in the Chand...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Maricopa County Announces Affordable Housing Initiative in Gilbert

Housing construction

At its Nov. 15 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Town of Gilbert to provide $450,000 to enhance homeownership opportunities through an innovative approach using a Community Land Trust (CLT).

Jack Sellers, Vice...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Maricopa County Allocates $10 Million to Housing Projects in Phoenix

Housing

More than 550 people are expected to benefit each year from a $10 million investment voted on today by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The funding will help convert an existing hotel to help seniors exit homelessness and build a new rental commu...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Workforce 2 You Pilot Program Coming to Gila Bend, Queen Creek & Wickenburg

Workforce 2 You map

More than 90 people are expected to benefit from the first year of a new program that brings accelerated career training opportunities to rural areas of Maricopa County. Approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors at its Nov. 1 meeting, the progr...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Maricopa County Among 8 Counties Selected by NACo for National Career Success Program

NACo Career Success Program

The Maricopa County Human Services Department is pleased to announce its selection by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for participation in the prestigious 2023 C4CS - Counties for Career Success program. This recognition highlights Maricopa Co...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Head Start Teachers Go on a Shopping Spree to Fill Classrooms with Learning Supplies for Students

Head Start teachers

Teachers are often burdened with purchasing their classroom supplies, but in Maricopa County's Head Start Program, that's not the case. The Maricopa County Human Services Department ensures that its Head Start teachers are not forced to reach into their o...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Surprise for Homelessness Services

Bed with blankets

At its Oct. 18 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides $850,000 in funding for support services to people experiencing homelessness. The decision is part of a broader initiative the County has undertaken with ...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Maricopa County Allocates $1 Million to Help Homeowners in Town of Guadalupe

Roof repair

In a unanimous vote at its Oct. 18 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides $1 million in funding to help homeowners in the Town of Guadalupe with home repairs. With an average repair cost estimated at $20,000 ...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Maricopa County Teams Up with Tempe to Expand Workforce Support Services

Career seeker shaking hands

Through its two comprehensive career centers and workforce development partnerships with cities and towns across the region, Maricopa County’s Human Services Department helped more than 11,000 people search for their next career opportunity between July 2...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Avondale, Tolleson on Housing Projects

Housing construction

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently approved agreements that will provide more than $3.75 million in funding dedicated to adding and rehabilitating housing in the West Valley. The projects, which are projected to assist 24 households annuall...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 29, 2023

1,250 Previously Homeless Individuals Now Have Permanent Housing

Entry doors

Innovative Program Funded by Maricopa County

1,250 people have left homelessness behind over the past year through an innovative program announced by Maricopa County in May 2022. Seeded with $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal dollars, th...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Maricopa County, City of Goodyear Unite to Offer Career, Support Services

Employee

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved an agreement with the city of Goodyear to provide essential career services at the Georgia T. Lord Library, 1900 N. Civic Square in Goodyear.

This collaborative effort will offer residents o...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Maricopa County Empowers Hopeful Homebuyers with Downpayment Assistance

Houses in neighborhood

At least eighty-three hopeful homebuyers in Maricopa County are set to realize their dreams of homeownership thanks to an agreement recently approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to allocate $500,000 to a downpayment assistance program.

The ...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Maricopa County Approves $2.2 Million Summer Youth Workforce Program

Youth Workforce

Funding Secures Program for Summers of 2023 and 2024

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $2.2 million in funding for youth summer workforce opportunities. The program, which received unanimous support, provides valuable employment o...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Mesa to Purchase Hotel for People Experiencing Homelessness

Hotel hallway

Hotel to Provide Shelter, Wraparound Services to 500 People Per Year

At its June 28 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides more than $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the City of Mesa to...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Maricopa County and Glendale Pool $10 Million to Build Affordable Rental Housing

Downtown Glendale, AZ

Four Projects Will Add 790 New Units to the Valley’s Housing Stock

Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides more than $7.1 million in funding to the City of Glendale to build affordable housing. The project will a...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 19, 2023

Maricopa County Human Services Department Honored With 15 NACo Awards

NACo 2023 Awardee graphic

Maricopa County's Human Services Department has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence and innovation by capturing 15 prestigious National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards.

The Human Services Department provides a variety of ...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Maricopa County Approves Over $2 Million in Funding for Homelessness Services

Homelessness shelter bed

At its June 14 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the use of more than $2 million in funding to support essential homelessness services. The funding will be awarded to a variety of local organizations that will deliver street outre...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2023

County, State Collaborate to Provide $1.4 Million in Homeless Support Services

Shelter beds

Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) are joining forces in a collaborative effort to provide comprehensive support for individuals facing homelessness. This partnership strengthens and streamlines homeless services, ensuri...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Free Diapers Available for Eligible Families

Baby with diaper

Maricopa County Creates a Diaper Bank

Maricopa County's Human Services Department is providing diapers to eligible families at no cost. The new ‘Diaper Bank’ is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via Arizona...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Tempe to Fund a Cooling Center as Summer Heat Begins

$50k toward cooling center in Tempe

Maricopa County Partners with Tempe to Fund a Cooling Center as Summer Heat Begins

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $50,000 in funding for the operation of a new cooling center in Tempe. The funding is part of the County’s American Res...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Maricopa County Partners to Fund Affordable Housing in Phoenix

Phoenix city

Maricopa County Partners with UMOM Helping Hands Housing Services to Fund Affordable Housing in Phoenix

$6 Million Contribution Helps Build Bret Tarver TerraceThe Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARP...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Maricopa County Provides $7.3 Million to Tempe for Purchase of Motel to House Homeless

$7.3M  to City of Tempe to expand shelter options. Photo of downtown Tempe, AZ

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that will provide $7.3 million to the City of Tempe to expand shelter options for people experiencing homelessness.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that will provide $7.3 million to the City of Tempe to expand shelter options for people experiencing homelessness.

The County will provide Tempe with $7.3 million in American Rescue Plan A...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Maricopa County Provides Nearly $5 Million to Support Agencies Helping Refugees

Refugee news release

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved nearly $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support non-profit agencies serving refugees.

“People arrive in our community from all over the world and when you have never been here, it ca...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Maricopa County Celebrates Groundbreaking of “Oz II” Manor, Housing for Seniors Exiting Homelessness

Construction

Maricopa County is celebrating the groundbreaking of Ozanam Manor II that took place on Tuesday, May 2 at the project site, 2120 S. 3rd Drive in Phoenix.

Maricopa County contributed $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help build Ozanam M...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 1, 2023

$6.7 Million to Weather Relief Partnership for People Experiencing Homelessness

Heat Relief bed

Funds Extend Shelter Operations Through January 2025

Maricopa County has approved an extension to an agreement with the City of Phoenix to provide temporary day and night shelter services to serve up to 200 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Phoenix area. The agreement extends Maricopa County’s pa...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 26, 2023

$3.8 Million to Fund Heat Relief Partnerships for People Experiencing Homelessness

Heat relief shelter beds

Funding Supports Projects in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Peoria, and ScottsdaleThe Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved more than $3.8 million in funding that will provide heat relief to people experiencing homelessness. The approval p...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Maricopa County Increases HVAC Fund by $10 Million to Help Homeowners Ahead of Summer

HVAC Program

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $10 million increase to the HVAC repair and replacement fund that helps homeowners in the county with the cost of energy efficiency home improvement projects. 

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Human Services
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Avondale, Surprise to Receive $4.2 Million to Aid People Experiencing Homelessness

Shelter construction

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved more than $4.2 million in funding for the cities of Avondale and Surprise to construct shelter to aid people experiencing homelessness. The projects are funded by Maricopa County’s American Rescue Plan...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Maricopa County Celebrates Mar. 24 “Groundbreaking” Affordable Housing Project in Glendale

Housing construction

Maricopa County is proud to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for Centerline at Glendale, a construction project that will add 368 affordable housing units to the West Valley housing stock. The event will take place at the project site, 6775 N. 67th Av...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Maricopa County Approves Funding for City of Surprise Homelessness Program

Person experiencing homelessness

Maricopa County has approved an agreement with the City of Surprise to provide temporary emergency shelter services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Surprise area. The agreement includes a $55,000 increase, bringing the total funding for th...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 26, 2023

$1.29 Million in Funding Expands Career and Technical Education for Mesa Public Schools

Apprentice learning

Maricopa County Supervisors approved $1.29 million in funding to help provide career and technical educational opportunities to high school students in Mesa Public Schools.

Maricopa County Supervisors approved $1.29 million in funding to help provide career and technical educational opportunities to high school students in Mesa Public Schools. The approval comes a week before the start of CTE Month®, an observation h...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 25, 2023

$6.4 Million in Funding to Maricopa Community Colleges Advances Careers

College students

Maricopa County residents have another avenue to access training and employment programs – the Maricopa County Community College District.

Maricopa County residents have another avenue to access training and employment programs – the Maricopa County Community College District.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $6.4 million in funding this week to provide career devel...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Workforce Center @ Mesa Offers Comprehensive Career Services at No Cost

Workforce

Maricopa County Join Forces with A New Leaf, and the City of Mesa

Maricopa County Join Forces with A New Leaf, and the City of Mesa

VIDEO: SEE INSIDE THE FACILITY & HEAR FROM LEADERS

Career seekers in the East Valley looking for employment and job skills training now have a new location to access these services, and m...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 17, 2022

$12 Million in Funding Expands Apprenticeship Program During National Apprenticeship Week

$12 Million Apprenticeship Program Funding Graphic

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approved Program to Bolster Skilled Workforce

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $12 million in funding to provide apprenticeship opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled workers in a variety of career fields. The program is estimated to support a total of...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Maricopa County Provides More Than $9 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance to Local Cities

$9+ Million Graphic

Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Cities of Glendale and Mesa Receive Funding to Prevent Evictions, Utility Shutoffs

Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervis...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Domestic Violence Survivors Benefit from $15 Million Investment

Domestic violence awareness

Domestic violence, in the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial control and abuse, affects the family and the community- sometimes with consequences spanning generations.

Video: Domestic Violence Survivor Story

Domestic violence, in the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial control and abuse, affects the family and the community- sometimes with consequences spanning generations. According to the Arizon...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 3, 2022

$90 Million Investment for Housing Options Coming to Maricopa County

$90 Million Investment Graphic

$65 Million Will Add More Affordable Housing; $25 Million Will Fund More Shelter Beds

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 ...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

$3.65 Million in HVAC Repairs Graphic

Temperatures across the Valley remain above 100 degrees and many families do not have the funding to make needed repairs or even replace broken HVAC systems.

Fund Helps Eligible County Homeowners Replace or Repair HVAC SystemsVideo: HVAC Replaced for Low Income Senior 

Temperatures across the Valley remain above 100 degrees and many families do not have the funding to make needed repairs or even replac...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 8, 2022

$200M in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested– More to Come

Rescue Plan Funds

Year-end Report Illustrates County Support for Pandemic Recovery

Year-end Report Illustrates County Support for Pandemic Recovery

Maricopa County has been the fastest-growing county in the nation for the past four years for a reason: a high quality of life. However, with the community facing record-high inflation on the...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 29, 2022

$3.1 Million Investment by Maricopa County to Bring Affordable Housing to Phoenix Neighborhood

$3.1 Million in Affordable Housing Graphic

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3.1 million in funding for the construction of two affordable housing projects on Broadway Road between 7th and Central Avenues in Phoenix.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3.1 million in funding for the construction of two affordable housing projects on Broadway Road between 7th and Central Avenues in Phoenix. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and i...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $23 Million for Bridge Housing Solution

News Room Featured Image

Funding Extends Housing, Meals, and Services Through June 30, 2024 

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $23 million in funding for bridge housing
  • Maricopa County operates 250 bridge housing units across 4 converted hotel properties to...
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Human Services
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Selects New Location for Workforce, Head Start Offices to Better Serve Community

table balloons nurse room

The facility, now more conveniently located and accessible by public transportation routes, will house both Early Education and Workforce Development services offered at no cost to those who qualify.

Phoenix, Ariz. (June 16, 2022) – Job seekers and families seeking Head Start and career services in Mesa and the surrounding community will have more convenient access. Maricopa County held a grand opening ceremony for its new Human Services Division East...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 31, 2022

$5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

$5M graphic

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $5 million program funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that expands rental options for people exiting homelessness.

As part of a comprehensive suite of investments to address affordable housing needs, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $5 million program funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that expands rental options for peopl...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Public/Private Partnerships Develop New Pipeline of Skilled Labor for Construction Industry

Construction

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $1,390,449 in funding to provide career training opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled labor for the construction industry and in-demand careers.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $1,390,449 in funding to provide career training opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled labor for the construction industry and in-demand careers. 

The May 18 vote p...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Maricopa County Wins 43 National Achievement Awards

NACo-Award-Winners

Maricopa County is being recognized nationally for programs that help individuals and families navigate a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The nation’s fastest-growing county received 43 National Achievement Awards this year from the Nati...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

$56M

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $35 million in funding for the development of affordable housing units across the region and to facilitate homeownership through down payment assistance programs.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $35 million in funding for the development of affordable housing units across the region and to facilitate homeownership through down payment assistance programs. This latest round of funding...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness

Heat shelter beds

Just as the summer heat settles into the Valley of the Sun, Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix have partnered to open a facility in central Phoenix that will provide relief from the soaring summer heat for up to 200 people experiencing homelessness.

$4 Million in Funding Offers Heat Relief, Case Management Services May-Oct

  • Maricopa County Has Partnered With the City of Phoenix to Open a Day and Night Heat Relief Facility
  • Up to 200 People Can Be Served at the Location near 28th and Washington Streets
  • Ser...
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Human Services
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Seekers Can Now Access Employment Services & Opportunities Through Maricopa Co. Library Branches

Gila Bend library

Job Seekers in Maricopa County can now access career counseling and employment services through the Maricopa County Library District, thanks to a new agreement approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 4.

  • The Maricopa County Human Services Department has partnered with the Maricopa County Library District to Expand Access to Workforce Development Services Across the County
  • Job Seekers Can Now Access Career Counseling and Employment Services via County Libra...
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Human Services
Posted on: April 25, 2022

$10.7 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by County Board of Supervisors

Affordable housing

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding that will add 148 units to the affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families in the region.

Funding Adds 144 Housing Units for Seniors Exiting Homelessness

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding for two affordable housing projects 
  • The funding adds 148 affordable housing units to the County for qualifie...
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Human Services
Posted on: April 21, 2022

New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

Hand In Hand

Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges Inc., will begin offering outreach services to people experiencing homelessness in unincorporated areas of Maricopa County.

  • Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges, Inc. will offer a new outreach program
  • People experiencing homelessness will be connected to Navigators who match needs to services
  • Services are available 7 days a week to connect the individuals to ...
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Human Services
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

Phoenix, Ariz. (Apr. 14, 2022) – A collaborative, regional approach to sharing best practices has facilitated the issuance of $200 million in emergency rental and utility assistance to more than 28,000 households in Maricopa County since January 2021.

  • Maricopa County, Town of Gilbert, Cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, and Mesa Collaborate 
  • Jurisdictions Meet Weekly to Share ‘Best Practices’ to Ensure All Entities Benefit from Knowledge 
  • Financial and Free Legal Assistance is Still ...
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Human Services
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $17 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

Affordable Housing

Funding Adds 610 Affordable Units to Valley’s Housing Stock

Funding Adds 610 Affordable Units to Valley’s Housing Stock

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $17 million in funding for affordable housing projects
  • The funding will add more than 600 new units to the region’s affordable housing stock
  • A hotel...
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Human Services
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Maricopa County, Surprise Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community Center

Multigenerational community resource center

The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County.

The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County.

On April 5, the Surprise City Council voted to appr...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 7, 2022

$14.5 Million in Funding Awarded to Support Maricopa County Job Seeker Initiatives

Job Seeker Initiatives

Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, education, and placement programs thanks to a recent vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Investments Enhance Opportunities for Individuals to Join and Advance in Local Workforce

Phoenix, Ariz. (Mar. 7, 2022)  – Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, education, ...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Maricopa County Supports Tempe Micro Estates Homeownership

Tempe Micro Estates

No one looked happier than Nick McGuire as he strode cheerfully through Tempe Micro Estates with Larry, his fluffy black dog, at his side.

McGuire, 43, has been the proud owner of his own, two-story, 600-square-foot, one-bedroom home in Tempe’s urban corri...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Maricopa County Awards $6 Million to Support Food Bank Operations

Maricopa County Lands an Additional 6M in Food Bank Assistance

Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need

Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need 

View a video of food bank operations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7tFsuHpEE 

Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 8, 2022)  – Food banks acr...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Lands an Additional $39 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance

Additional 39M toward emergency rental assistance

Federal Funds Extend Aid Available to Maricopa County Renters Facing Eviction

Renters in Maricopa County who are facing eviction due to non-payment of rent or utility shut-offs now have access to an additional $39 million in emergency rental assistance. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted on Jan. 26 to accept the $39 mil...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits

Business

Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below)...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Maricopa County Launches Pilot Program to Increase Practice Readiness for New Graduate Nurses

Nurse smiling

In the face of a nationwide nursing shortage, Maricopa County is launching a new program to get more nursing school students the hands-on experience they need to thrive in their chosen profession as soon as they graduate.

“Having a nursing shortage during ...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

Senior-care

Seniors and adults with disabilities in Maricopa County will benefit from $10.6 million in funding that will support an increase in demand for services among seniors and adults with disabilities in the county.

Seniors and adults with disabilities in Maricopa County will benefit from $10.6 million in funding that will support an increase in demand for services among seniors and adults with disabilities in the county.  

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa Co...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors Approves $28 Million in Investments to Address Homelessness

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Construction Projects to Add 352 New Shelter Beds

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $28 million in funding that will address housing insecurity for County residents. Of the $28 million in funding, $21 million will be allocated to add 352 new shelter beds to further expand the region’s cap...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

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City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022

City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022

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Avondale, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Construction is now underway on a project that will bring n...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Maricopa County Invests $15M to Bring Domestic Violence Support Services Into Community

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark $15 million investment in domestic violence support services for Maricopa County residents. The funding is part of a larger effort by Maricopa County to use federal funds from the America Rescue...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Legal Services Now Available to Renters in Maricopa County

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Renters in Maricopa County facing eviction due to non-payment of rent now have access to legal services to help them understand their rights and to help prevent eviction.

Renters in Maricopa County facing eviction due to non-payment of rent now have access to legal services to help them understand their rights and to help prevent eviction. 

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a contract wit...

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Human Services
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Senior Receives New Air Conditioning Unit in Midst of Summer Heat

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Just in time for the soaring summer temperatures, a local senior is thankful for her new air conditioning unit provided to her at no cost through the collaboration between the Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) and the Area Agency on Aging.

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Human Services