Keeping renters safe and in their homes
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 authorized financial rent and utility relief for Arizona renters and landlords to be administered at the state and local level. Renters and landlords in the twelve Arizona counties listed below are able to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) using the online ERAP portal. Applications will be accepted through the program’s expiration on December 31, 2021 or until funding is exhausted.
Additional County and City Programs
Several large counties and cities, including Maricopa County, Pima County and Yuma County, are receiving funding directly from the federal government. Those counties will launch their own rental assistance programs, which will be separate from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) program. Renters residing in cities and counties other than those listed above are encouraged to contact their local jurisdictions for similar programs as listed below:
For help finding the agency that may be able to assist you, please use this search tool.
The DES ERAP portal will direct renters living outside these counties to their respective programs.
Renters and landlords can apply online at era.azdes.gov.