The Community Action Program (CAP) is a partnership between Maricopa County, Surprise and El Mirage that provides support services that foster self-sufficiency and stability during unexpected financial crises by providing limited temporary assistance with utility and eviction prevention for qualifying Surprise and El Mirage residents.
Funding is limited and not guaranteed. Must meet eligibility requirements.
Residents can begin the pre-screening process by either of the following:
For those needing assistance online, please contact the HOPELINE at 623.222.4673
Documentation needed to be uploaded
For Applicant Only: Photo Identification
Verification of ALL income received for the most recent 60 days by any household member. For example: Social Security award letter, paystubs, verification of unemployment insurance benefits, pensions, child support checks, DES cash assistance award letter, etc.
Proof of COVID Impact (if applicable). For example: Verification of unemployment during pandemic, letter from employer for loss of income, etc.
Current Lease for rental assistance
Current or most recent utility bill for electric, gas, and/or water. Please bring the entire statement or bill that shows a full months billing cycle or service for the most recent month.
** Additional documentation might be requested depending on funding sources available.