Crisis Assistance Programs

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Community Action Program (CAP)
7677 W. Bethany Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85301

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(Updated 3.1.2023)

Federal funding for the city’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA1) program has ended as of 12/29/2022.  Starting March 1, 2023, the City of Glendale CAP will initiate a program of eviction diversion utilizing additional funding from the U.S. Treasury.  If you are a Glendale household needing rental assistance, you may apply using the application kiosk below. Cases will be reviewed in order of date received and must meet all additional eligibility criteria. Funding is limited to past due and current rent only.  Future rent will no longer be awarded using this funding source.

Although we strive to review and process assistance requests as efficiently as possible, we cannot guarantee any level of expediency due to many variables beyond our control.  As always, we strongly encourage all applicants to ensure they are in direct communication with their landlord regarding their circumstances and are encouraging residents to contact 2-1-1 Arizona Information and Referral Service for additional assistance as needed.

Utility Assistance continues to be available through the Arizona Department of Economic Security, for more information go to or call 1-866-494-1981 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays. If you need assistance navigating the DES application portal, please call Glendale CAP at (623) 930-2854, Option #3.

Please continue to check back here for the latest updates regarding any future program funding changes.

Glendale CAP

The Glendale Community Action Program administers the following financial assistance programs for people that are experiencing a temporary crisis resulting in a loss of income or increased expenses making it difficult to meet basic needs.  Funders include; Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), Wildfire, U.S. Treasury, HUD and the City of Glendale.  Eligibility requirements may vary depending on the funding source.  Our eligibility specialists will review your circumstances against all possible programs. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND/OR SPENDING DEADLINES THAT ARE MANDATED BY OUR FUNDERS.  AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUTURE PAYMENT. 

UTILITY ASSISTANCE (electric, gas, or water)

PLEASE NOTE:  Starting October 1, 2022, all applicants requesting utility assistance will be directed to Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) online application portal.  If you need assistance navigating the DES application portal, please call Glendale CAP at (623) 930-2854, Option #3.

IMPORTANT:  Some homes may have a Glendale mailing address, but have services provided by another city or even Maricopa County. 

If you are experiencing Homelessness click here.



Arizona Department of Housing: Homeowner Assistance Fund

The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a federally-funded, foreclosure-prevention program that provides assistance for low-income Arizona homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

If you are in danger of losing your home, the HAF program can prevent that from happening.  Visit

Legal Assistance for Nonpayment of Rent Program

To seek help for your court case, call Community Legal Services at 602.385.8880 immediately. 

Any Glendale resident who is at risk of eviction for non-payment of rent is eligible for free legal assistance through this cooperative contract between Maricopa County and Community Legal Services.  For more information visit: 

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for answers to common program questions.  Our complete policy can be found here.

Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the City of Glendale, AZ prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability. The City of Glendale, AZ must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, the City of Glendale, AZ must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that the City of Glendale, AZ will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative formant or for further information about this policy, please contact: Community Action Program Administrator at 623-930-2846. Para obtener este documento in otro formato o obtener informacion adicional sobre este politica, por favor de comonicar con el administrador del programa a 623-930-2846.