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Financial

Finances impact every part of our lives. As we age, finances can be strained by a fixed income, familial obligations, changes in the economy, and more. Resources, both public and private, in the community can help you to navigate your personal financial situations.

Emergency Utility Assistance

These programs can help low-income people pay utility bills, including water, electric, phone service, trash, and more. Most programs have income limits, guidelines, and an application process. Organizations funded through the Low-Income Senior Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are only able to help with one utility bill per person per year.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


Administration of Resources and Choices (ARC)

Home Owner Assistance Fund, Home Buyer Program and Reverse Mortgage

1625 N. Alvernon, Ste 101
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 623-9383

Fax: (520) 623-9577

Email: info@arc-az.org

https://www.arc-az.org

  • Low Income

description
The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF):
Helps eligible individuals and families who have experienced financial difficulties from COVID-19 (since January 2020) pay mortgage delinquencies and balances due, past due utilities, unpaid homeowners’ insurance, and taxes.

Home Buyer Programs:
Affordable lending now makes it possible for more individuals and families to consider homeownership than ever. ARC’s certified Housing Counseling professionals use a Home Buyer Readiness Survey to create individual plans that can help you achieve successful homeownership.

You can expect to receive the following benefits upon completion of ARC’s “Home Buying and Pre-Purchase Services” program:

Education and Counseling
Eligibility Review for Down Payment Assistance
Home Purchase Budget Preparation
Credit Score Review and Credit Counseling
Home Buyer Education Class Certification
Evaluation of Various Lending Programs
Mortgage Readiness Review
How much home is right for you?
Know your borrowing potential
Review lender opportunities

Reverse Mortgage Counseling:
Let ARC’s professional counselors help you determine if a Reverse Mortgage is right for you. The initial consultation is free. You must be 62 years or older to apply.

A Reverse Mortgage Can…
Create a tax-free income stream for life
Provide security to age in place
Eliminate loan payments during your lifetime
Call us for an appointment: (520) 301-5126

business hours
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm

costs
Frees for credit reports and reverse mortgage program, Please call for details.

Arivaca Coordinating Council Human Resource Group

Arivaca Human Resource building

17252 W. 5th St.
Arivaca, AZ 85601

(520) 398-2771

Fax: (520) 398-9788

Email: arivacahr@gmail.com

http://www.arivacahr.com

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Hunger Relief in the form of Meals and Food Boxes.
Energy Assistance for Trico, TEP, Propane, SWGas, and Firewood for cooking/heating
On-site Thrift Store offering gently used clothing, accessories, and linens.
Referral and support services.

service area
Arivaca

business hours
M-Th 8a-4p, Fri 8a-2p, Closed Sat and Sun.

costs
Many of our services are provided by volunteers, emphasizing hope and dignity for the individual. Confidentiality is of extreme importance. While helping the community, we encourage self-sufficiency through assistance and education. Services are provided free of charge. The exception is clothing and linens from our on-site Thrift Store. Most items are priced at $.50/each.

Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC)

Housing Counseling

1525 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 882-0018

Fax: (520) 884-9007

Email: carmen.lopez@cplc.org

https://www.cplc.org/

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC) provides Down Payment Assistance, Foreclosure Prevention, Utility Assistance, Emergency Rent Assistance

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

Eviction Prevention Program (CIC)

2033 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 529-1766

Fax: (520) 257-2647

https://cictucson.org/eviction-prevention/

description
CIC Provides Eviction Prevention/ Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance through a shared program between Tucson and Pima County. For more information on applying for assistance, please call or visit our website.

costs
Must Meet Elegibility Requirements.

Friendly House, Inc.

113 W. Sherman St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

(602) 257-1870

Fax: (602) 257-8278

Email: fhinfo@friendlyhouse.org

http://www.friendlyhouse.org

  • Spanish Services

description
Friendly House, Inc. provides adult education, workforce development, immigration legal services, emergency support services such as utility assistance, food assistance, and more. Please visit our website for a complete list of services and their descriptions.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by appointment only

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - South

101 W. Irvington Rd., Unit 2A
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

Email: info@icstucson.org

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - West

2820 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

Email: info@icstucson.org

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - East

8701 E. Old Spanish Tr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

Email: info@icstucson.org

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

International Sonoran Desert Alliance

Utility Assistance

38 N. Plaza St.
Ajo, AZ 85321

(520) 387-3570

Email: liz@isdanet.org

http://isdanet.org/

  • Low Income

description
This agency can assist with emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP benefits can be used to pay for current or past month’s electric or gas bills, late fees, and reconnect fees. Water payment assistance is provided between May and October. You may only receive assistance once per year. To obtain service, call for an appointment. Walk-in appointments are not available.

service area
Ajo

business hours
M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS)

4301 E. 5th St.
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 795-0300

Fax: (520) 795-8206

https://jfcstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
JFCS provides services for older adults including Counseling and Therapy, Durable Medical Equipment, Care Management, Emergency Financial Assistance, End of Life Resources, and Divorce Recovery Services. There are specific criteria for some of the services that we provide, all individuals that call will be screened. JFCS accepts AHCCCS and Medicare.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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