Homeless Services 

As part of the Maricopa County Human Services Department, the Homeless Initiatives Division (HID) is responsible for leading and collaborating with the community to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. Maricopa County collaborates with various contracted partners who directly deliver services for street outreach, navigation services, case management, shelter operations, and other services to help people experiencing homelessness move past the condition into a healthy, safe, and sustainable living situation where they are supported and successfully addressing their needs once their housing has been stabilized. 

Maricopa County is committed to contributing solutions to the regional issue of homelessness and affordable housing by utilizing federal and general funds to resolve an individual's or family’s experience of homelessness by providing low-barrier shelter, rental assistance, bridge housing, service navigation, seasonal heat relief shelters, engagement and incentive programs for property managers and owners.

Learn About Homelessness Projects

  • 11/15/2023: Maricopa County Allocates $10 Million to Housing Projects in Phoenix 
  • 10/19/2023: Maricopa County Partners with Surprise for Homelessness Services 
  • 08/29/2023: 1,250 Previously Homeless Individuals Now Have Permanent Housing
  • 07/03/2023: Maricopa County Partners with Mesa to Purchase Hotel for People Experiencing Homelessness 
  • 06/15/2023: Maricopa County Approves Over $2 Million in Funding for Homelessness Services
  • 06/13/2023: County, State Collaborate to Provide $1.4 Million in Homeless Support Services 
  • 06/07/2023: Maricopa County Partners with Tempe to Fund a Cooling Center as Summer Heat Begins
  • 05/15/2023: Maricopa County Provides $7.3 Million to Tempe for Purchase of Motel to House Homeless
  • 05/02/2023: Maricopa County Celebrates Groundbreaking of "Oz II" Manor, Housing for Seniors Exiting Homelessness
  • 05/01/2023: $6.7 Million to Weather Relief Partnership for People Experiencing Homelessness
  • 04/26/2023: $3.8 Million to Fund Heat Relief Partnerships for People Experiencing Homelessness | Funding Supports Projects in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Peoria, and Scottsdale
  • 04/12/2023: Avondale, Surprise to Receive $4.2 Million to Aid People Experiencing Homelessness
  • 03/21/2023: Maricopa County Celebrates Mar. 24 “Groundbreaking” Affordable Housing Project in Glendale
  • 03/15/2023: Maricopa County Approves Funding for City of Surprise Homelessness Program
  • 10/03/2022: $90 Million Investment for Housing Options Coming to Maricopa County | $65 Million Will Add More Affordable Housing; $25 Million Will Fund More Shelter Beds
  • 07/05/2022: Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $23 Million for Bridge Housing Solution
  • 05/19/2022: Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness
  • 04/21/2022: New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas
  • 12/08/2021: Board of Supervisors Approves $28 Million in Investments to Address Homelessness | Construction Projects to Add 352 New Shelter Beds