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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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

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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: 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 2022Video: Comments from OfficialsPhotos

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

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 8, 2021

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

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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&r...

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Office of Communications
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.  

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa County Boar...

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Office of Communications
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.  The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below)...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 2, 2022

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

Additional 39M toward emergency rental assistance

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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Office of Communications
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 

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

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

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 7, 2022

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

Job Seeker Initiatives

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, e...

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Office of Communications
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.

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

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Office of Communications
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

  • 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 ...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 14, 2022

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

  • 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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 22, 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 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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

Affordable housing

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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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  • 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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

Heat shelter beds

$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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Office of Communications
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. This latest round of funding...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 31, 2022

$5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

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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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Office of Communications
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 May 18 vote p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2022

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

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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 valley Center located at 1001 W....

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 5, 2022

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

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 29, 2022

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

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

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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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Office of Communications
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: November 17, 2021

Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

Affordable-Housing

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

Video: Comments from OfficialsPhotos

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

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Human Services
Posted on: December 8, 2021

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

Rescue Newsletter

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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 14, 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 22, 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 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...
Read on...

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: 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 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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Human Services
Posted on: June 16, 2022

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

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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: August 8, 2022

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

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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: October 20, 2022

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

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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

$90 Million Investment for Housing Options Coming to Maricopa County

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$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: October 3, 2022

Domestic Violence Survivors Benefit from $15 Million Investment

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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: September 27, 2022

Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

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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: September 13, 2022

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

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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