Get economic help during the pandemic

There is some help for paying rent and for other financial assistance during this time.

Here are a few of the resources we are referring people to who call and email us at the library. For further help, call us at 520-791-4010 or email askalibrarian@pima.gov

For Individuals:

City of Tucson COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance

The City of Tucson Mayor & Council have allocated over $4.5 million of Federal CARES Act funds to assist Tucson residents who have been impacted by the pandemic. For more information and to apply online, visit www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/rent-help.

If you need assistance with the application process or are unable to complete the application online, contact (520) 837-5364 or email covidemergencyassistance@tucsonaz.gov.

COVID-19 Rental Eviction Assistance for Pima County and Tucson

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry on July 29 announced that the County has earmarked $20.5 million from six unique funding programs for rental assistance, including rent and utility costs, moving and associated deposits, and related court and legal fees. For more information and to apply, visit https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=604639.

Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance – Arizona Department of Housing: https://housing.az.gov/general-public/eviction-prevention-assistance

Mortgage Help for Homeowners Impacted By Coronavirus – Arizona Department of Housing: https://housing.az.gov/mortgage-help-homeowners-impacted-coronavirus

DES services related to COVID-19: https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

ARIZONA@WORK Weekly email of job leads: Subscribe by emailing BusinessServices@pima.gov

For Businesses

Pima County Coronavirus pandemic response resources

Has your business been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? For information and resources available to you, visit https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=540363.

Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program

The Arizona Governor’s Office is partnering with Local First Arizona Foundation to launch the Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program and distribute $10 million in grants to small businesses who have had to shutter their doors during this pandemic. Apply at www.localfirstaz.com/azsmallbizrent.