Human Services Department​

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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.

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News

 

 

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
Phoenix Still Offering Free Tax-Filing Services through April 18https://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1272Phoenix Still Offering Free Tax-Filing Services through April 184/8/2016 6:45:00 PM
City of Phoenix Birth to Five Program Recruiting Childrenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1257City of Phoenix Birth to Five Program Recruiting Children4/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
Phoenix Accepts $2.28 Million to Expand and Enhance Services to Crime Victimshttps://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1166Phoenix Accepts $2.28 Million to Expand and Enhance Services to Crime Victims2/3/2016 10:00:00 PM
Phoenix Offers Free Tax-Filing Services Beginning Jan. 25https://www.phoenix.gov/news/humanservices/1154Phoenix Offers Free Tax-Filing Services Beginning Jan. 251/21/2016 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 Human Services Department has launched the 13th year of its Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign. The campaign provides working families who earned less than $54,000 in 2015, with free tax preparation and filing services. Many individuals and families may be eligible for the EITC tax credit up to $6,269.

There are 16 primary free tax preparation and filing services sites located in Phoenix, including two student run sites--Metro Tech and North High Schools. 

Find your FREE tax preparation and filing site now!

 

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