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    Domestic Violence Survivors Benefit from $15 Million Investment

    Domestic violence, in the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial control and abuse, affects the family and the community- sometimes with consequences spanning generations. Read on...
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    Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

    Temperatures across the Valley remain above 100 degrees and many families do not have the funding to make needed repairs or even replace broken HVAC systems. Read on...
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    $3.1 Million Investment by Maricopa County to Bring Affordable Housing to Phoenix Neighborhood

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3.1 million in funding for the construction of two affordable housing projects on Broadway Road between 7th and Central Avenues in Phoenix. Read on...
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    Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

    City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022 Read on...
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    Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

    Seniors and adults with disabilities in Maricopa County will benefit from $10.6 million in funding that will support an increase in demand for services among seniors and adults with disabilities in the county. Read on...
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    Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits

    Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors. Read on...
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    Maricopa County Lands an Additional $39 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance

    Federal Funds Extend Aid Available to Maricopa County Renters Facing Eviction Read on...
  10. Maricopa County Lands an Additional 6M in Food Bank Assistance

    Maricopa County Awards $6 Million to Support Food Bank Operations

    Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need Read on...
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    $14.5 Million in Funding Awarded to Support Maricopa County Job Seeker Initiatives

    Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, education, and placement programs thanks to a recent vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Read on...
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    Maricopa County, Surprise Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community Center

    The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County. Read on...
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  14. Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

    Phoenix, Ariz. (Apr. 14, 2022) – A collaborative, regional approach to sharing best practices has facilitated the issuance of $200 million in emergency rental and utility assistance to more than 28,000 households in Maricopa County since January 2021. Read on...
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    New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

    Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges Inc., will begin offering outreach services to people experiencing homelessness in unincorporated areas of Maricopa County. Read on...
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    $10.7 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by County Board of Supervisors

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding that will add 148 units to the affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families in the region. Read on...
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    Job Seekers Can Now Access Employment Services & Opportunities Through Maricopa Co. Library Branches

    Job Seekers in Maricopa County can now access career counseling and employment services through the Maricopa County Library District, thanks to a new agreement approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 4. Read on...
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    Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness

    Just as the summer heat settles into the Valley of the Sun, Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix have partnered to open a facility in central Phoenix that will provide relief from the soaring summer heat for up to 200 people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
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    Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $35 million in funding for the development of affordable housing units across the region and to facilitate homeownership through down payment assistance programs. Read on...
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    Public/Private Partnerships Develop New Pipeline of Skilled Labor for Construction Industry

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $1,390,449 in funding to provide career training opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled labor for the construction industry and in-demand careers. Read on...
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    $5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $5 million program funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that expands rental options for people exiting homelessness. Read on...
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    Maricopa County Selects New Location for Workforce, Head Start Offices to Better Serve Community

    The facility, now more conveniently located and accessible by public transportation routes, will house both Early Education and Workforce Development services offered at no cost to those who qualify. Read on...
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    $200M in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested– More to Come

    Year-end Report Illustrates County Support for Pandemic Recovery Read on...
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