Rent & Utility Assistance, Foreclosure Prevention & Lending Information

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Rent & Utility Assistance 

AZCENDGilbert Community Action Program

(CAP Office)  480-892-5331
Emergency rent and utility financial assistance 

Chandler Salvation Army
Emergency Financial Assistance

Foreclosure Prevention

You may be eligible to receive mortgage payment assistance to prevent foreclosure!

Arizona Department of Housing - Save My Home AZ Program
Save My Home AZ has been created to assist responsible homeowners avoid foreclosure on their primary residence in the state of Arizona.

Making Home Affordable Program
If you are struggling with your monthly mortgage payments or have already missed a payment learn more about the options available to you through MHA: loan modification assistance, information on short sales and much more.

Foreclosure Information Workbook Information on the entire foreclosure process, different options, avoiding scams and rebuilding after foreclosure.

Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force - 1-877-448-1211
The website provides a list of local nonprofits that provide free or low cost housing counseling, tips to avoid foreclosure, tips for avoiding scams, and tips for renters.

Homeownership Preservation Foundation - 1-888-995 HOPE (4673)
Resource for people struggling to keep up with their home mortgage. The website has significant information including common myths, potential scams, and on-line counseling. The phone number is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Predatory Lending & Foreclosure Scams

Arizona Attorney General 602-542-5763 

If you believe you are a victim of a mortgage rescue scam or a consumer fraud, file a complaint with the Attorney General's office or call Consumer Information and Complaints Unit at 602.542.5763 (Phoenix); 520.628.6504 (Tucson) and (toll free in State Arizona, outside Maricopa and Pima Counties) 800.352.8431

Foreclosure Rights for Renters

The Helping Families Save their Homes Act expired on December 31, 2014 after a two year extension.  Since the law has expired, foreclosure rights revert back to state and local law.  Below is Arizona’s state law regarding this particular subject. View website

As an additional resource, this guide offers an overview of the alternatives to foreclosure, including federal programs and how to keep your home in tough times: Fighting Foreclosure: Rights, Strategies & Resources for Protecting Your Home