rent and utility assistance

emergency financial assistance to pay rent or utility bills

ANL Icons forWebsite 179 120

financial help for past due bills

A New Leaf’s MesaCAN provides rent and utility assistance to low-income Mesa residents, helping to avoid homelessness simply due to temporary circumstances. Households across the city of Mesa receive financial assistance to pay past-due bills. This assistance is provided on a first-come first-serve basis and applicants are not guaranteed assistance, a household must meet established application criteria.

Home White

RENT ASSISTANCE

Assistance White

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Housing White

rent assistance

There are several ways to request rental assistance in the City of Mesa area:

Mesa Community Action Network

MesaCAN has an appointment line open to Mesa residents seeking rental or mortgage assistance. Please contact MesaCAN on Thursdays between 2:00-3:00pm at (480) 833-9200 to talk to a case manager.

You must reach a live person when you call, who will provide instructions for receiving assistance. Please note many people are calling, so please be patient. Only a limited number of appointments can be taken due to limited funding. The messaging system will notify you when the funding has been exhausted for the month.

City of Mesa

If you were impacted by COVID-19, the City of Mesa has funding for the Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance (ERAP) Program. Please visit their website at www.mesaaz.gov, call: 480-644-5440 or email: ERAPinfo@mesaaz.gov

The City of Mesa also has a Security and Utility Deposit program. Please visit their website at www.mesaaz.gov/residents/housing

Additional Resources

More resources can be found through Save the Family or 2-1-1 Arizona.

MesaCAN

utility assistance

Apply to the LIHEAP Program Online

MesaCAN has changed processes regarding utility assistance intake. As of October 1, 2022 all AZ residents are able to apply for LIHEAP utility assistance on their own by visiting the DES website https://des.az.gov/LIHEAP.

LIHEAP Program Information and Applications

Download your own LIHEAP application and informational flyer below, in both English and Spanish:

MesaCAN’s Utility Assistance Program

MesaCAN will continue to do application intake for LIHEAP and all other utility funds. However, MesaCAN is only currently accepting direct applications from individuals whose utility services have been disconnected / have a disconnect notice, AND meet one of the following vulnerability criteria;

  • Household member 60+
  • Household member with a disability
  • Household member 6 years or younger

All instructions for completing the application and all required documentation is included in the packet. Please note, this is only for residents meeting the criteria listed above.

location

635 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

635 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85204

hours

monday – friday: 8am-4:30pm

families forever changed

Jason

After a long search, Jason found assistance through A New Leaf’s MesaCAN. “When I first got the email that I had been accepted, it brought me to tears. This immediately brought ease to my mind and anxiety left me. But I began to also feel a feeling of hope and...
Jason Spark
Jason Spark

Jason

After a long search, Jason found assistance through A New Leaf’s MesaCAN. “When I first got the email that I had been accepted, it brought me to tears. This immediately brought ease to my mind and anxiety left me. But I began to also feel a feeling of hope and...

learn more

download the program fact sheet

more services

explore all of A New Leaf’s services

staff members

Staff should not be contacted for rental assistance, call the numbers listed above.

 

Eva Felix
Director of Community Services
(480) 833-9200

mesacanclient@turnanewleaf.org

English English Spanish Spanish