Funding for the Rental and Mortgage assistance due to COVID has been expended for 2020. Funding and applications will be available in early January 2021.
Visit https://www.mesaaz.gov/government/mesa-cares for more information.
Thank you for contacting Mesa CARES. This COVID Crisis Rental Assistance program was established in response to a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related evictions and utility turn-offs. We are here to help.
The program provides financial assistance to households in the City of Mesa who experienced financial hardship as a direct result of COVID-19 pandemic. Please take the time to complete this application.
If you have questions, please call 480-644-CARE (2273) for assistance. Once the application is completed, you will hear from us within five business days.
The City of Mesa will notify you as soon as possible regarding an award. If you do not receive a notification after 24-hours or if your utilities get turned off, please call Mesa Customer Service at 480-644-2273.
Thank you for contacting Mesa CARES. Unfortunately, this program is only available to Mesa residents who have experienced a financial hardship directly due to COVID-19 and who meet income eligibility requirements. If you live outside of Mesa, please go to the Maricopa County website for assistance at:
If you are ineligible due to household income or any other reason, check out the Feeding Mesa Program and the Healthy Community Program at:
And, if you are interested in other federally-funded programs for low-moderate income households that are available now and post-COVID, go to A New Leaf's website at:
www.turnanewleaf.org or call 480-833-9200
Thank you and be well.
Gross household income for all member (except wages for persons under 18) will be considered in determining income eligibility for services. The gross amount of income (prior to deductions) received the past 30-days will be counted. Income includes, but is not limited to: employment wages (18 years +), social security, social security disability, unemployment, child support. Examples of documentation include:
Households with no current income must complete a "zero" income form and submit one of the following:
1) written documentation from the income source of the last date employed and last date paid OR
2) Complete a self-certified form.
Please list all household member’s names (including the applicant) and include all income sources, amounts and dates received for the previous 30-days.
Click the +Add More button to add as many household members as needed. If there is no income for a household member, state “none” and complete Zero Income form.
Please provide documentation for each household member and for each source of income. See the Upload Required Documents section below.
AUTHORITY FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION: By signing below, I agree to participate in the Emergency Services Network and utilize the City of Mesa/MesaCAN as my primary service agency. I authorize the City of Mesa/MesaCAN and/or delegate agency to contact any source necessary to establish the accuracy of the information given by me and to release or receive information contained on this form and/or in my case file.
APPLICANT’S STATEMENT OF TRUTH: Under Penalty of perjury and acknowledged by my signature below, I SWEAR or affirm that the statement made regarding the persons in my home, and the income, resources, property and all other items that pertain to my possible eligibility for benefits are TRUE and CORRECT to the best of my knowledge.
Services funded by Maricopa County as part of the COVID-19 Cares ACT
Funding provided to the City of Mesa in partnership with MesaCAN
Equal Housing Opportunity
City of Mesa | MesaCARES | 480-644-2273 | Website
A New Leaf | MesaCAN | 480-833-9200 | Website