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The City of Tempe has closed city facilities, including the Tempe Public Library and Tempe Housing Services. Tempe Housing has implemented changes to limit the impact of closures on landlords, tenants and staff. 

  • All in-person appointments are canceled until further notice.
  • Annual recertifications will be conducted through the mail, email, fax and telephone. Changes will be accepted via email, fax or mail. 
  • Required documentation for annuals, interims, income changes, household composition changes and all other documentation should be faxed to (480) 858-7703.
  • Housing Quality Standards inspections:
    • Annual/bi-annual inspections will be postponed until further notice.
    • Special inspections: Life threatening issues will continue to be inspected within 24 hours. Non-life threatening issues will be conducted through technology when possible or in-person provided no one in the household is sick.
    • If a household member is sick, self-certifications will be accepted and must be accompanied by photographs. Tenants submitting self-certifications do so under the penalty of perjury.
  • Emergency Repair Program: Life-threatening repair requests will continue to be processed and applications accepted. Non-life threatening repair requests will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Contact our Housing Navigator at
  • Contact our Family Self-Sufficiency Program at
  • If you have additional questions, please contact your Housing Specialist or call our front desk (480) 350-8953.

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Housing Services

Human Services Department
Tempe Public Library building, 2nd floor
3500 S. Rural Rd. (southwest corner of Rural and Southern)
Tempe, AZ  85282

Phone: 480-350-8950
Fax: 480-858-7703
Information Line: 480-350-8974
AZ Relay:
800-842-4681 TDD

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The City of Tempe wants to ensure the health and welfare of its residents. For that reason, the Human Services Department participates in a variety of federal housing programs for those who need assistance.

Housing Services provides rental assistance for low income households and pathways to success through the Family Self-Sufficiency and Permanent Supportive Housing programs.

Visit the Renting in Tempe page to learn more about the rules for rentals in Tempe, including the rental code which landlords must abide by and other resources:

Affordable Housing Strategy and Impediments to Fair Housing Analysis
Learn more about Tempe's Affordable Housing Strategy and how the city is working to ensure that our community members thrive. 

Affordable Housing Programs
Programs to assist low and moderate income households include CAMP - Community Assisted Mortgage Program, which provides deferred loans to first-time homebuyers in Tempe.

Changes in Income and Family Size

All changes must be reported within 10 days from the effective date of change. 
Forms are available in the Housing Services office.

Fair Housing
Information on laws and policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice

Section 8 Housing in Tempe
A rent subsidy for eligible very low-income families.  The Family Self-Sufficiency program can help Section 8 families go from renters to homeowners.

**Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) and TBRA Wait Lists are closed; We are not taking Housing Applications at this time.**

Homeless Assistance
Tempe is committed to preventing and addressing homelessness as part of a regional effort.

Public Notices and Plans 

Staff Contacts

Wait List Status Check


Equal Housing Opportunity    Wheelchair

The City of Tempe
is an Equal Opportunity/
Reasonable Accommodations Provider

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