December 22

Arizona Governor Announces Funding For Rent And Food


Photo attributed to @dougducey on Instagram

Governor Doug Ducey announced earlier this morning that more than $40 million will go to Arizonans to support those who need it most.

This money will go to Arizona residents who are homeless and to those suffering from the financial problems of COVID-19, according to a news release.

Specifically, the funds will be distributed in several different ways:

  1. Engage homeless individuals and families in helpful programs and services
  2. Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; help operate these shelters
  3. Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families
  4. Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.
  5. $23.8 million will also be distributed in Community Development Block Grant funding that will mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The will provide emergency payments of rent, utility, food, and clothing for families and individuals for 6 months, according to Gov. Ducey’s office.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program and its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 in communities in need.

Article attributed to AZFamily.com.


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