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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Maricopa County Expands Access to Assistance With Updated Client Portal

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For the first time, residents needing assistance through Maricopa County's Human Services Department (HSD) can quickly determine the programs they're eligible for, through an updated Client Portal. From early education to career services, rental assistanc...

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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Maricopa County Invests $2.3 Million for Affordable Housing in Guadalupe

In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to provide a total of $2.3 million in funding to enhance homeownership opportunities in Guadalupe.

“Maricopa County is working to ensure more families have a perm...

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Board Appoints New District 22 Legislator

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed Dr. Elda Luna-Na´jera to represent Legislative District 22 in the Arizona House of Representatives. LD-22 is located in the West Valley and includes Tolleson and Avondale.  

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Board of Supervisors Appoints Citizens Panel to Fill LD-22 House Vacancy

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a citizens panel to begin the process of filling a Legislative District 22 vacancy in the Arizona House of Representatives. LD-22 is located in the West Valley and includes Tolleson and Avondale.&...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Board Appoints New District 5 Legislator

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Charles Lucking to fill the Arizona House of Representatives vacancy in Legislative District 5. 

LD-5 encompasses a large portion of Central and North Phoenix.

"Charles Lucking is not o...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Maricopa County Purchases Anthem Property for Expansion of North Valley Regional Library

Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 15, 2024) – A new and improved Maricopa County library is coming to the fast-growing North Valley. After receiving approval from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 24, the Maricopa County Library District has closed on a...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Appoints New Sheriff

The Maricopa County Board and Sheriff Skinner

 

There’s a new sheriff in town, but he’s far from a stranger. Russ Skinner has served the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years, including the last six as chief deputy. Today the Board of Supervisor...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Board Appoints Former Legislator to LD-5 Seat

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Sarah Liguori to fill a vacancy in the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 5. 

LD-5 encompasses a large portion of Central and North Phoenix.

“Sarah Liguori’s previous l...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Maricopa County Extends Diaper Bank

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Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 24th, 2024 to extend the County’s highly successful diaper bank program through September, 2024. So far, the County has given more than 400,000 diapers at no cost to families in need.

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Board Appoints New District 8 Legislator

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Jevin Hodge to fill the Arizona House of Representatives vacancy in Legislative District 8. 

LD-8 is in four different Supervisorial districts and stretches across a large portion of southe...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Maricopa County to Provide Additional $500,000 in Funding to Support Food-Insecure Populations

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At their formal meeting on Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of investing an additional $500,000 in the Arizona Food Bank Network (AFBN) to assist food-insecure communities across the County. In 2021, Feeding America classif...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Maricopa County Invests $3 Million in Funding to Provide Housing for Veterans in Glendale

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On Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3 million in funding to invest in transitional housing tailor-made for veterans and their families that are struggling with homelessness.

“After bravely serving our country, it is a shame that ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Maricopa County to Provide $2 Million in Affordable Housing Funding for Seniors in Goodyear

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At its first formal meeting of 2024 on Jan. 10, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an agreement that allocates $2,000,000 towards a new affordable housing development for seniors in Goodyear.

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Board Accepting Applications for New Sheriff

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is looking to appoint the next Maricopa County Sheriff. Board members officially accepted Sheriff Paul Penzone’s resignation on Wednesday.  His last day is January 12th, 2024....

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Maricopa County, El Mirage, and Surprise Join Forces to Address Homelessness in the Northwest Valley

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At its Dec. 6, 2023 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides $65,000 in funding for support services that will benefit people experiencing homelessness in the Northwest Valley. The decision is the latest action...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Jack Sellers Elected Chairman of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

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Sellers to Prioritize Free & Fair Elections, Infrastructure, Housing, Workforce Development, and Budget Solutions

Jack Sellers has been unanimously elected as the new Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. In his “Passing of th...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Maricopa County Provides Grants to Cities for Housing, Food Security

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $399,000 in Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Surprise, Tempe, and Tolleson. The initiatives funded through these grants are focused on providing housing...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Maricopa County Pledges $10 Million to Boost Affordable Housing in Wickenburg

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Maricopa County is taking a significant step to address the pressing need for housing by partnering with the Town of Wickenburg, allocating $10 million to an affordable housing construction project known as Wickenburg Apartments. The new housing is estima...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

250 Maricopa County Community College Students to Receive Career Advancement Training

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250 students will have new career pathways thanks to the collective efforts of Maricopa County and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). Participating students will receive no-cost training to further their careers in high-demand industr...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Maricopa County Invests $10 Million to Build Housing in Chandler

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More than 400 people are expected to benefit each year from a $10 million investment approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The funding will help families and individuals with low incomes by expanding affordable housing options in the Chand...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Maricopa County Announces Affordable Housing Initiative in Gilbert

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At its Nov. 15 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Town of Gilbert to provide $450,000 to enhance homeownership opportunities through an innovative approach using a Community Land Trust (CLT).

Jack Sellers, Vice...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Maricopa County Allocates $10 Million to Housing Projects in Phoenix

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More than 550 people are expected to benefit each year from a $10 million investment voted on today by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The funding will help convert an existing hotel to help seniors exit homelessness and build a new rental commu...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

MCACC Recognized as a National Leader for Saving Lives

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In celebration of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) has announced they have been recognized for its live-saving rate for animals in its care with a national award from Best Friends Animal Society ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Workforce 2 You Pilot Program Coming to Gila Bend, Queen Creek & Wickenburg

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More than 90 people are expected to benefit from the first year of a new program that brings accelerated career training opportunities to rural areas of Maricopa County. Approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors at its Nov. 1 meeting, the progr...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Surprise for Homelessness Services

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At its Oct. 18 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides $850,000 in funding for support services to people experiencing homelessness. The decision is part of a broader initiative the County has undertaken with ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Maricopa County Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Maricopa County employees will wear purple tomorrow to demonstrate their commitment to ending domestic violence, part of a month-long education effort across county government.

Earlier today the Board of Supervisors adopted a proclamation declaring October...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Maricopa County Teams Up with Tempe to Expand Workforce Support Services

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Through its two comprehensive career centers and workforce development partnerships with cities and towns across the region, Maricopa County’s Human Services Department helped more than 11,000 people search for their next career opportunity between July 2...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Maricopa County Hosts Virtual Community Meeting to Discuss White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan Draft

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Maricopa County launched the update of its White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan earlier this year and is holding the next community meeting to solicit input on Monday, October 16, 2023. This will be a virtual meeting, and the link to sign up can be found her...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Avondale, Tolleson on Housing Projects

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently approved agreements that will provide more than $3.75 million in funding dedicated to adding and rehabilitating housing in the West Valley. The projects, which are projected to assist 24 households annuall...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Maricopa County hosts community meeting for the White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan in Morristown

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Maricopa County continues to solicit input on the White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan and will provide the next opportunity for community feedback on September 27, 2023 at Morristown Elementary School. The County will host an in-person public meeting where ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Maricopa County Invests $2M in Opioid Settlement Funds to Support 12 Local Organizations

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Maricopa County will invest approximately $2 million of its opioid settlement dollars in 12 local organizations doing important work to expand youth prevention and treatment; add recovery programs; bolster harm reduction programs; and enhance processes fo...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

1,250 Previously Homeless Individuals Now Have Permanent Housing

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Innovative Program Funded by Maricopa County

1,250 people have left homelessness behind over the past year through an innovative program announced by Maricopa County in May 2022. Seeded with $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal dollars, th...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Maricopa County hosts community meeting for the White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan in Sun City West

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Maricopa County continues the update process of the White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan and will provide the next opportunity for community input on August 24, 2023 in Sun City West. The County will host an in-person public meeting where community members w...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Maricopa County Empowers Hopeful Homebuyers with Downpayment Assistance

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At least eighty-three hopeful homebuyers in Maricopa County are set to realize their dreams of homeownership thanks to an agreement recently approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to allocate $500,000 to a downpayment assistance program.

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Maricopa County, City of Goodyear Unite to Offer Career, Support Services

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved an agreement with the city of Goodyear to provide essential career services at the Georgia T. Lord Library, 1900 N. Civic Square in Goodyear.

This collaborative effort will offer residents o...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Board Appoints LD-2 Senator

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Phoenix - The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a new state senator in District 2 after following a process prescribed by law.

Picking from a three-candidate list submitted by District 2 precinct committeemen, Board members voted to appoin...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Maricopa County Approves $2.2 Million Summer Youth Workforce Program

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Funding Secures Program for Summers of 2023 and 2024

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $2.2 million in funding for youth summer workforce opportunities. The program, which received unanimous support, provides valuable employment o...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Maricopa County launches update of the White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan

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Maricopa County launches update of the White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan

Maricopa County recently launched the update of its White Tank Grand Avenue Area Plan and is kicking off public outreach on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 with a virtual community ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Mesa to Purchase Hotel for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Hotel to Provide Shelter, Wraparound Services to 500 People Per Year

At its June 28 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides more than $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the City of Mesa to...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Maricopa County and Glendale Pool $10 Million to Build Affordable Rental Housing

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Four Projects Will Add 790 New Units to the Valley’s Housing Stock

Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement that provides more than $7.1 million in funding to the City of Glendale to build affordable housing. The project will a...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

Maricopa County Human Services Department Honored With 15 NACo Awards

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Maricopa County's Human Services Department has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence and innovation by capturing 15 prestigious National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards.

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Maricopa County Approves Over $2 Million in Funding for Homelessness Services

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At its June 14 meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the use of more than $2 million in funding to support essential homelessness services. The funding will be awarded to a variety of local organizations that will deliver street outre...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

County, State Collaborate to Provide $1.4 Million in Homeless Support Services

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Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) are joining forces in a collaborative effort to provide comprehensive support for individuals facing homelessness. This partnership strengthens and streamlines homeless services, ensuri...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Free Diapers Available for Eligible Families

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Maricopa County Creates a Diaper Bank

Maricopa County's Human Services Department is providing diapers to eligible families at no cost. The new ‘Diaper Bank’ is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via Arizona...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Maricopa County Partners with Tempe to Fund a Cooling Center as Summer Heat Begins

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Maricopa County Partners with Tempe to Fund a Cooling Center as Summer Heat Begins

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $50,000 in funding for the operation of a new cooling center in Tempe. The funding is part of the County’s American Res...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Maricopa County Partners to Fund Affordable Housing in Phoenix

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Maricopa County Partners with UMOM Helping Hands Housing Services to Fund Affordable Housing in Phoenix

$6 Million Contribution Helps Build Bret Tarver TerraceThe Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARP...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate for Third Consecutive Year

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Overall county budget decreases by 2.6%

Maricopa County supervisors are cutting the tax rate again as part of the tentative FY 2024 budget they unanimously approved today.

A year after passing the largest tax rate cut in Maricopa County history, the Board o...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Maricopa County Provides Nearly $5 Million to Support Agencies Helping Refugees

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved nearly $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support non-profit agencies serving refugees.

“People arrive in our community from all over the world and when you have never been here, it ca...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Maricopa County Supports Tempe Micro Estates Homeownership

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No one looked happier than Nick McGuire as he strode cheerfully through Tempe Micro Estates with Larry, his fluffy black dog, at his side.

McGuire, 43, has been the proud owner of his own, two-story, 600-square-foot, one-bedroom home in Tempe’s urban corri...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Maricopa County Celebrates Groundbreaking of “Oz II” Manor, Housing for Seniors Exiting Homelessness

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Maricopa County is celebrating the groundbreaking of Ozanam Manor II that took place on Tuesday, May 2 at the project site, 2120 S. 3rd Drive in Phoenix.

Maricopa County contributed $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help build Ozanam M...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

$6.7 Million to Weather Relief Partnership for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Funds Extend Shelter Operations Through January 2025

Maricopa County has approved an extension to an agreement with the City of Phoenix to provide temporary day and night shelter services to serve up to 200 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Phoenix area. The agreement extends Maricopa County’s pa...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

$3.8 Million to Fund Heat Relief Partnerships for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Funding Supports Projects in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Peoria, and ScottsdaleThe Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved more than $3.8 million in funding that will provide heat relief to people experiencing homelessness. The approval p...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Avondale, Surprise to Receive $4.2 Million to Aid People Experiencing Homelessness

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved more than $4.2 million in funding for the cities of Avondale and Surprise to construct shelter to aid people experiencing homelessness. The projects are funded by Maricopa County’s American Rescue Plan...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Maricopa County Celebrates Mar. 24 “Groundbreaking” Affordable Housing Project in Glendale

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Maricopa County is proud to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for Centerline at Glendale, a construction project that will add 368 affordable housing units to the West Valley housing stock. The event will take place at the project site, 6775 N. 67th Av...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Maricopa County Approves Funding for City of Surprise Homelessness Program

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Maricopa County has approved an agreement with the City of Surprise to provide temporary emergency shelter services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Surprise area. The agreement includes a $55,000 increase, bringing the total funding for th...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Maricopa County Advocates for Partnership with Private Water Provider

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If you have another source of water, stop playing games and deliver it to Rio Verde Foothills residents now.  That’s the message today from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to the City of Scottsdale.   

It’s been three months...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

$1.29 Million in Funding Expands Career and Technical Education for Mesa Public Schools

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Maricopa County Supervisors approved $1.29 million in funding to help provide career and technical educational opportunities to high school students in Mesa Public Schools.

Maricopa County Supervisors approved $1.29 million in funding to help provide career and technical educational opportunities to high school students in Mesa Public Schools. The approval comes a week before the start of CTE Month®, an observation h...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

$6.4 Million in Funding to Maricopa Community Colleges Advances Careers

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Maricopa County residents have another avenue to access training and employment programs – the Maricopa County Community College District.

Maricopa County residents have another avenue to access training and employment programs – the Maricopa County Community College District.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $6.4 million in funding this week to provide career devel...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

New Year, New Look for Nation’s Fastest-Growing County

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Multi-Year Project Unifies Maricopa County Departments Under One Identity

Maricopa County is starting the new year with a new look to help residents make the connection to all the programs and services available through their county government.

“What we fou...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Public Health Alerts Public to Rise in COVID-19, Flu and RSV Cases

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Public Health Alerts Public to Rise in COVID-19, Flu and RSV Cases

Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated and stay home if sick

PHOENIX (December 9, 2022)— According to Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), cases of COVID-19, influenza (f...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

$12 Million in Funding Expands Apprenticeship Program During National Apprenticeship Week

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approved Program to Bolster Skilled Workforce

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $12 million in funding to provide apprenticeship opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled workers in a variety of career fields. The program is estimated to support a total of...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Northern Parkway Improvements Reduce Travel Time in NW Valley

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A booming Northwest Valley now has improved connections to help with traffic flow.

Once a road with one lane in each direction, Northern Parkway now has two lanes of free-flow traffic in each direction plus frontage roads.

These traffic improvements cutting...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Domestic Violence Survivors Benefit from $15 Million Investment

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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.

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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. According to the Arizon...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Maricopa County Provides More Than $9 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance to Local Cities

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Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Cities of Glendale and Mesa Receive Funding to Prevent Evictions, Utility Shutoffs

Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervis...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Board of Supervisors Votes Unanimously to Invest $34.6 Million for Reliable Internet Access

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Maricopa County is partnering with ASU Enterprise Technology, Sun Corridor Network, and Digital Equity Institute to advance broadband internet across the region, especially to communities in need. According to Arizona State University, 70 percent of Arizo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Board Appoints New District 19 Legislator

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Devin Del Palacio to fill the Arizona House of Representatives vacancy in Legislative District 19. 

LD-19 covers part of the Southwest Valley, primarily in Superv...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Maricopa County Receives $4.7 Million as First Payment from National Opioid Settlement

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Maricopa County has received its first payment as part of an historic settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors. The $4.7 million deposit is part of an estimated $80 million the County will receive from drugmakers and distributors over the nex...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

MCACC partners with Best Friends Animal Society for National Adoption Weekend

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MCACC is Partnering with Best Friends Animal Society for their upcoming National Adoption Weekend to Help Combat the Growing Shelter Crisis in America

September 14, 2022 (Phoenix, AZ) –  Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC), ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Board of Supervisors Has Appointed Citizen Panel to Review LD-19 House of Representatives’ Applicant

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As required by law, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a citizen panel to begin the process of filling the Arizona House of Representatives vacancy in Legislative District 19.

LD-19 covers part of the Southwest Valley.

The following peop...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

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Fund Helps Eligible County Homeowners Replace or Repair HVAC SystemsVideo: HVAC Replaced for Low Income Senior 

Temperatures across the Valley remain above 100 degrees and many families do not have the funding to make needed repairs or even replac...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Board of Supervisors Canvass Maricopa County Primary Election Results

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors canvassed the 2022 August Primary Election, certifying that the results are accurate and provided a full accounting of all the ballots cast in the election.

With more than 866,000 (35%) voters participating in...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

$3.1 Million Investment by Maricopa County to Bring Affordable Housing to Phoenix Neighborhood

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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. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and i...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $23 Million for Bridge Housing Solution

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Funding Extends Housing, Meals, and Services Through June 30, 2024 

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $23 million in funding for bridge housing
  • Maricopa County operates 250 bridge housing units across 4 converted hotel properties to...
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Posted on: June 30, 2022

New County Supervisorial District Boundaries Approved

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a new map adjusting the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts to account for population and demographic changes over the past decade.  The Board’s approval today come...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Invests $24.3 Million MORE in Infrastructure for Federally Qualified Health Centers

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New Funding Brings Total Investment to More Than $45 Million

Maricopa County, in partnership with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC), has awarded an additional $24.3 million to community health centers (CHCs) to improve infrastructur...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Selects New Location for Workforce, Head Start Offices to Better Serve Community

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Phoenix, Ariz. (June 16, 2022) – Job seekers and families seeking Head Start and career services in Mesa and the surrounding community will have more convenient access. Maricopa County held a grand opening ceremony for its new Human Services Division East...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Maricopa County Unveils Web Site to Help Residents “Fight the Bite”

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FightTheBiteMaricopa.org focuses on mosquito bite and disease prevention

Summer is here and so is mosquito season. With the launch of its new Fight the Bite campaign, Maricopa County is providing information about steps people can take to reduce mosquito p...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Public/Private Partnerships Develop New Pipeline of Skilled Labor for Construction Industry

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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. 

The May 18 vote p...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

$5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

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As part of a comprehensive suite of investments to address affordable housing needs, 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 peopl...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Maricopa County Wins 43 National Achievement Awards

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Maricopa County is being recognized nationally for programs that help individuals and families navigate a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The nation’s fastest-growing county received 43 National Achievement Awards this year from the Nati...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

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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. This latest round of funding...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Board Seeks Applicants for Moon Valley Justice Precinct Constable

Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Moon Valley Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Carl Seel resigned the position as of May 4th, 2022.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness

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$4 Million in Funding Offers Heat Relief, Case Management Services May-Oct

  • Maricopa County Has Partnered With the City of Phoenix to Open a Day and Night Heat Relief Facility
  • Up to 200 People Can Be Served at the Location near 28th and Washington Streets
  • Ser...
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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Seekers Can Now Access Employment Services & Opportunities Through Maricopa Co. Library Branches

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  • The Maricopa County Human Services Department has partnered with the Maricopa County Library District to Expand Access to Workforce Development Services Across the County
  • Job Seekers Can Now Access Career Counseling and Employment Services via County Libra...
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Posted on: April 25, 2022

$10.7 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by County Board of Supervisors

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Funding Adds 144 Housing Units for Seniors Exiting Homelessness

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding for two affordable housing projects 
  • The funding adds 148 affordable housing units to the County for qualifie...
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Posted on: April 22, 2022

New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

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  • Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges, Inc. will offer a new outreach program
  • People experiencing homelessness will be connected to Navigators who match needs to services
  • Services are available 7 days a week to connect the individuals to ...
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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

  • Maricopa County, Town of Gilbert, Cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, and Mesa Collaborate 
  • Jurisdictions Meet Weekly to Share ‘Best Practices’ to Ensure All Entities Benefit from Knowledge 
  • Financial and Free Legal Assistance is Still ...
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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $17 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

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Funding Adds 610 Affordable Units to Valley’s Housing Stock

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $17 million in funding for affordable housing projects
  • The funding will add more than 600 new units to the region’s affordable housing stock
  • A hotel...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Maricopa County, Surprise Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community Center

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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.

On April 5, the Surprise City Council voted to appr...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Health Advises Residents How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Maricopa County Public Health Reminds Residents That They Have a Role to Play in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 

Strongly recommends that all residents wear masks in public settings 

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 22

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2021 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 22.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Correctional Health Services and MCSO Respond to a Rise in COVID-19 Cases in County Jails

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Phoenix - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities.

Since May 30th, confirmed cases rose from six to 30.  This represent...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Building Permits Increase Despite COVID-19 Economic Fallout

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There’s not a lot of good economic news out there these days, but data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.? Building permit?submissions?are?up s...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits

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Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below)...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

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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.  

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa County Boar...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Lands an Additional $39 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance

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Renters in Maricopa County who are facing eviction due to non-payment of rent or utility shut-offs now have access to an additional $39 million in emergency rental assistance. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted on Jan. 26 to accept the $39 mil...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

New Maricopa County Dashboard Shows How American Rescue Plan Money Is Being Spent

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Members of the public have a new way to see how Maricopa County is using federal funds to bring services and stability to residents, families and businesses impacted by the pandemic. The Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities for $435 million i...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of July 26

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The Delta variant is continuing to spread in Maricopa County and 12% of all COVID-19 tests are now coming back positive. Half-measures are not enough.

Week of July 26, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Back to School Help
  • Wet Weekend Wrap Up
  • An Easier Way to Find A Vaccine Appointment
  • Get Election Facts
  • Pet of the Week
  • Place of the Week
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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Aug 9

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People who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are most at risk of getting the Delta variant.

Week of Aug 9, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • 4+ Million Doses of Vaccine Given to Maricopa County Residents
  • How Many People Are Vaccinated In My Area?
  • COVID-19 & Schools
  • Masks in County Buildings
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Plac...
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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Board of Supervisors Appoints Citizen Panel to Review LD-30 Senate Applicants

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As required by law, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a citizen panel to begin the process of filling the Arizona Senate vacancy in Legislative District 30.

The following people were chosen to sit on the panel:

  • Daniel Valenzuela (Chair)...
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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Chairman Declares Local Emergency After Gila Bend Flooding

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At 9:33 a.m. on August 14th, 2021, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Jack Sellers, declared a Local Emergency for Maricopa County. The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Ope...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Sept. 7

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COVID-19 transmission rates still dangerously high. Vaccines are our best chance at protecting children.

Week of Sept. 7, 2021 Update Includes:

  • COVID-19 Transmission Rates Still Dangerously High
  • First West Nile Death Confirmed in Maricopa County
  • High Pollution Advisory 
  • Data Shows Cases in Children Are Increasing Rapidly
  • Head Start Enrollment Is Underway...
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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Sept. 13

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Although demand for COVID-19 testing has increased during this recent surge in cases, testing is still available. How fast you get your results depends on where you’re tested, what type of test you receive, and demand at the time.

Week of Sept. 13, 2021 Update Includes:

  • COVID-19 Case Count
  • Symptomatic? Get A COVID-19 Test
  • Excessive Heat Warning In Effect
  • Don't Wait. Get Tested. 
  • Get Protection Against The Flu And COVID-19
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Places
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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Board Reaches Agreement With Senate Over Subpoenas

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Tonight, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Arizona State Senate that keeps county routers and other sensitive materials out of the hands of the Senate’s contractor, Cyber Ninjas.  The agreement also...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

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City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022Video: Comments from OfficialsPhotos

Avondale, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Construction is now underway on a project that will bring n...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors Approves $28 Million in Investments to Address Homelessness

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $28 million in funding that will address housing insecurity for County residents. Of the $28 million in funding, $21 million will be allocated to add 352 new shelter beds to further expand the region’s cap...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Maricopa County Awards $6 Million to Support Food Bank Operations

Maricopa County Lands an Additional 6M in Food Bank Assistance

Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need 

View a video of food bank operations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7tFsuHpEE 

Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 8, 2022)  – Food banks acr...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

$14.5 Million in Funding Awarded to Support Maricopa County Job Seeker Initiatives

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Investments Enhance Opportunities for Individuals to Join and Advance in Local Workforce

Phoenix, Ariz. (Mar. 7, 2022)  – Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, education, ...

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