The City of Glendale is pleased to provide its residents with a full array of social and human services. Our goal is to provide assistance to those in need, when they need it the most. This may come in the form of shelter, clothing, counseling, sustenance and general assistance. The Community Services Department, has three divisions focusing on providing human services.
Responsible for addressing the rental housing needs of Glendale residents who cannot afford housing in the private market. Through the administration of a federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and a Conventional Public Housing program, the division helps eligible residents to secure safe, decent and sanitary housing. If you are interested in learning more about whether you or your family is eligible for the Community Housing Program services, please visit the website and/or contact us at 623-930-2180.
The goal of this program is to help citizens become self-sufficient while they are experiencing a financial hardship or crisis in their lives. In FY 13-14, the program screened approximately 2,684 applicants and was able to provide 1,291 of them with emergency food, clothing, shelter, utility/energy assistance and/or general welfare checks. If you are interested in learning more about whether you your family is eligible for the services of the Community Action Program, please visit the website and/or contact us at 623-930-2854.
Provides affordable housing and housing rehabilitation assistance for eligible Glendale residents, which fosters a sense of pride in the community as well as enriches the quality of life for all Glendale residents. In addition, it oversees the City’s community development concerns. The Community Revitalization Program oversees the distribution of approximately $2.7 million in federal Community Development Block Grant, HOME and Emergency Services Grants funds each year. It is responsible for the City’s infill housing efforts through Habitat for Humanity – Central Arizona; the home repair program; providing funds to qualified agencies for homeless prevention and intervention and general oversight of Federal entitlement funds for redevelopment initiatives. Please contact us at 623-930-3670.
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Inside Project Connect
Project Connect is part of Valley of the Sun United Way's long-term, multi-faceted strategy to end homelessness in our community. This monthly event offers instant access to resources people in our community need to start the journey back to health, financial stability, and housing. More than 10,000 individuals have been connected to services since Project Connect began in 2008. Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with guests, escorting them through the array of service providers available on-site. The guest guide role is a supportive position that encourages a connection between individuals. Other roles available to volunteers include registering guests, serving food, distributing clothes, assisting with the guest check-out area and clean-up. Click to Watch Video
VIDEO: Glendale Housing Replacement Program
Glendale's Community Revitalization Division administers a Replacement Housing Program that will replace existing, owner-occupied, non-repairable residential structures with quality, safe and sanitary housing. Glendale resident Robert Keegan qualified for the program. He and his wife Mary Lee Dallas are both disabled and their new manufactured home will be built with an ADA bathroom and all door widths will be 36 inches to accommodate wheelchair access. Click to Watch Video
Coast2Coast Rx - Glendale’s Prescription Drug Discount Program
The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all Glendale residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. Learn more