Latest News from Human Services
COVID-19 Rent and Utility Assistance
utility and water assistance is now available to Phoenix households affected by
the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about COVID Emergency Assistance Relief (English/Spanish).
Domestic Violence Help Available
The Family Advocacy Center remains open during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Many times it is difficult to know where to find help if you or loved ones are in a Domestic Violence situation. Mobile Victim Advocates are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mobile Victim Advocate Maryvale: (602) 647-5411; Mobile Victim Advocate South Phoenix: (602) 647-2662. Learn more about resources available at
Emergency Financial Assistance
Emergency financial assistance services are available to city of Phoenix residents in crisis situations. Every Monday, calls are accepted to set-up telephone appointments to assess eligibility for assistance. And now you can securely upload all your documents for these requests. Learn more here.
Strategies to Addressing Homelessness
The Phoenix City Council requested a strategic plan to focus on strategies for persons experiencing homelessness as well as developing best practices to mitigate impacts to surrounding communities and neighborhoods. Read the plan here.
HSD Impacted Services
VITA services have been temporarily suspended as a precaution related to COVID-19. You can still do your own simple taxes for free at
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Since 2003, the City of Phoenix Human Services Department has implemented an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign. Every year millions of dollars in tax refunds go unclaimed because people are unaware of the various credits available to them such as the EITC, a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. There are several ways to get free tax help.
Every day of the year is a struggle for those experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County, but generous people who want to help can give in a way that has meaning and impact beyond one meal.
The Healthy Giving Council brings like-minded people and groups together with the goal of providing lasting, long-term help to those experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Healthy Giving at givesmartaz.org.
PHX C.A.R.E.S. is a coordinated response to work with
neighborhoods and individuals experiencing homelessness to educate and focus on
solutions. PHX C.A.R.E.S. sends trained outreach teams, that take the time to build rapport and trust with people on the street, to encourage them to accept the services and resources that are offered to help end their homelessness. Learn more about the PHX C.A.R.E.S. program at