Federal assistance available for some Arizonans for utility, mortgage bills

Eligible applicants can receive the funding through a five-step process. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Eligible applicants can receive the funding through a five-step process. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Eligible applicants can receive the funding through a five-step process. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Homeowner Assistance Fund, a federally funded program aimed at foreclosure prevention, is open to qualifying individuals who need assistance in paying their utility and mortgage bills. According to a news release, the funding is available to homeowners who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The fund also covers internet services, property insurance and taxes as well as homeowners association fees. According to the Homeowner Assistance Fund website, applicants are eligible for funding assistance if they meet the following criteria:

  • currently experiencing delinquency;

  • have an income equal to or less than 150% of the area median income;

  • experienced a COVID-19-related financial hardship after Jan. 21, 2020; and

  • be applying for your primary residence.


Those who are interested in seeking this funding can call 833-931-3600 or visit www.haf.azhousing.gov.
By Katelyn Reinhart

REPORTER, Chandler/PHX METRO

Katelyn joined Community Impact Newspaper in February 2022. She grew up in the Phoenix area and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Katelyn is proudest of her work when she is covering local communities — bylines include The Arizona Republic, Artzbeat, The State Press and more.