Councilwoman Debra Stark

As we continue to navigate tough times and face unprecedented challenges, let’s remember—we are in this together, and together we will get through. The City of Phoenix is here to help you.

The city has compiled a list of resources, grants, and information for residents and businesses. Please visit for help on the following resources, and much more:
• Emergency rent and utility assistance for residents
• Commercial city services bill relief grant
• Food assistance and food pantries
• Information for job seekers and laid-off workers
• Information for nonprofits and organizations
• Resources for seniors
• Volunteering opportunities
• The Phoenix Small Business Hotline: 602-262-5040
Earlier this year, Phoenix was awarded $293 million in federal funds from the CARES Act to address the economic fallout resulting from COVID-19. The Phoenix City Council allocated that funding into three major categories:
• Community Services: $75 million
• City Operations: $75 million
• Reserve to Preserve City Services: $143 million

To further help the community, the city council programmed expenditures from the community services portion into seven distinct sections related to the health and safety of residents, small business assistance, and other social assistance programs:
• Business Assistance: $15.7 million
• Utility and Rent/Mortgage Assistance: $30 million
• Distance Learning and Wi-Fi Access: $3.3 million
• Mitigation and Care for Vulnerable Populations: $10 million
• Food Delivery: $5 million
• Better Health Outcomes and Community Testing: $5 million
• Unallocated Funds: $6 million
Visit to learn more about the allocation of CARES Act funding, and for information on resources and grants for residents and businesses. Appointments continue to be required to access Phoenix City Hall, the Calvin C. Good Municipal Building, and the Public Transit Department administration building. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call 602-262-3111 or e-mail [email protected]

We look forward to better days—in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact my office with any questions, comments or concerns at 602-262-7441 or [email protected]