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    Basic assistance hotline and information.

    Emergency Assistance Agencies in Pima County

    Rent, Mortgage, and Utility assistance is limited. Financial assistance may be available for eviction prevention, mortgage payment, move-in, utility, utility deposit, and utility repair/replacement assistance, as well as special needs such as dental, vision, and car repairs.

    Callers will be screened for potential eligibility and an appointment may be scheduled based on available funds and/or appointments.

    ALL financial assistance programs are based on income eligibility and the availability of funds and/or appointments.

    Each type of assistance application requires all or some of the documents listed below. The agency will let you know which documents will be needed for your appointment.

    • Applicant's state issued picture I.D.
    • Applicant's proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residence (birth certificate, naturalization papers, permanent resident card, U. S. passport)
    • Social security cards for all household members
    • Birth certificates for children 17 and under
    • Proof of all household income for the past 30 days (pay stubs, current award letters, etc.)
    • Rental eviction/late notice and/or lease
    • Current mortgage statement/coupon
    • Current utility bills (electric, gas, water) – no cable and/or telephone bills
    • Supporting documentation regarding the crisis that caused you to get behind in your rent/mortgage
    • Additional information may be required at the time of appointment 

    Pima County Emergency Services Network Agencies

    Most agencies do not accept walk-ins. Please call for an appointment.

    • Pima County Community Action Agency (520) 724-2667
    • Chicanos Por La Causa (520) 882-0018  
    • Tucson Urban League (520) 791-9522 City of Tucson residents
    • Salvation Army (520) 792-1111 Call for walk-in appointment info
    • Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, Inc. (520) 622-3553
    • Primavera Foundation (520) 395-6420
    • Interfaith Community Services (520) 297-6049
    • Tucson Indian Center (520) 884-7131

    Pima County Utility Assistance Affiliates

    These agencies provide only utility assistance. Most do not accept walk-ins. Please call for an appointment.
    • Pima County Community Action Agency (520) 724-2667 Pima County 
    • Arivaca Coordinating Council (520) 398-2771 Arivaca, AZ
    • Picture Rocks Community Center (520) 682-7166 Picture Rocks area 
    • Catalina Area (520) 825-8288 Catalina area 
    • Interfaith Community Services - East (520) 731-3076 Old Spanish Trail
    • Interfaith Community Services - North (520) 297-6049 Oracle/Ina Rd.
    • International Sonoran Desert Alliance (520) 387-3570 Ajo, AZ residents only 
    • Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, Inc. (520) 622-3553 Rural areas
    • St. Vincent de Paul Santa Catalina (520) 825-8288 Catalina area
    • St. Vincent de Paul St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (520) 219-7631 Northwest area
    • Salvation Army (520) 792-1111 Call for walk-in appointment info
    • Tucson Urban League (520) 791-9522 City of Tucson residents

    Discount Programs (no financial assistance):

    City of Tucson Low Income Assistance Program “Tucson Water” (520) 791-5443
    City of Tucson Water will provide a monthly credit to qualifying customers for the water portion of their Tucson Water bill. Call the number above to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

    Pima County Sewer Outreach Subsidy (SOS) Discount Program  (520) 791-5443
    Sewer Outreach Subsidy Program will provide a monthly discount for the sewer portion of their bill. The discount is 25%, 50%, or 75% based on household size and gross monthly income. Call the number above to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

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