Human Services Department​

The Human Services Department provides a comprehensive array of services to help people meet emergency, short-and long-term needs, and help every individual reach their highest level of self-sufficiency. Program areas include early childhood education, emergency assistance, older adult services, crime victim services, homeless services, and community and faith-based initiatives. Learn More About HSD


 

 

City Anticipating Demand for More Bottled Water to Help Hydrate Those In Needhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/2074City Anticipating Demand for More Bottled Water to Help Hydrate Those In Need6/20/2018 7:00:00 AM
Phoenix Offers Free Tax Preparation and Filing Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1937Phoenix Offers Free Tax Preparation and Filing Service1/19/2018 7:00:00 AM
Phoenix readies for extreme summer heathttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1720Phoenix readies for extreme summer heat5/22/2017 7:00:00 AM
VITA volunteers needed to offer free tax preparation services https://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1532VITA volunteers needed to offer free tax preparation services 11/3/2016 7:00:00 AM
City of Phoenix Kicks Off Summer Heat Relief Effortshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1327City of Phoenix Kicks Off Summer Heat Relief Efforts5/27/2016 6:00:00 PM

HSD Publications​

The Human Services Department publishes a variety of publications to keep the public, city staff, Mayor and City Council aware of the department's mission, business operations and financial condition. Publications are easy to download and share.

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​  FREE TAX-FILING SERVICES

The city of Phoenix Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign helps working families who earned less than $54,000 in 2017 with free tax preparation and filing services.

Seventeen primary sites, located in Phoenix, are still offering free tax preparation and filing services through Tuesday, April 17, including Saturdays. A list of Phoenix sites, including hours and days of operation,.

Individuals and families may qualify and file for the child tax credit, dependent care credit, the education tax credit and the EITC tax credit up to $6,318 at the city's free tax preparation sites.  

2019 FREE tax preparation and filing sites will be announced soon!

The city provides certification services for small businesses interested in participating in the SBE Program as a means of expanding and growing their firms. ​​