Arizona Rural Housing Fund
In February 2022, the Arizona Department of Housing (DOH) announced that they would provide $40 million to create more housing for people experiencing homelessness in rural communities in Arizona. The project aims to convert multiple buildings into roughly 500 housing spaces that will serve as transitional housing until individuals are able to find permanent homes. Projects are being started in Coconino county, and the DOH is reviewing applications elsewhere across Arizona as well.
Rural Housing and Assistance and Resources
The pandemic has brought many challenges, including financial hardships for so many individuals and families. This has been and continues to be a difficult time for people to make ends meet. Mortgage and rental assistance are available in Arizona, but it can sometimes be hard to know where to go for help. Below are a few resources for housing cost assistance that may be useful for patients or individuals that you work with:
Units for rent in rural Arizona: https://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_county.jsp?st=AZ&state_name=Arizona&st_cd=04
Utility bill assistance: https://www.hud.gov/states/arizona/renting/energyprgms
General resources for rental help: https://www.hud.gov/states/arizona/renting