Community Assistance Relief Eligibility System (CARES)

NOTICE (September 16): The City of Tucson Mayor and Council allocated more than $4.5 million of Federal CARES Act dollars to fund an emergency rent and utility assistance program for City of Tucson residents struggling to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A large number of requests were received and at this time applications for rent and utility assistance are closed. To learn more, visit

The City of Tucson offers opportunities to increase affordability and access to utility services, transit, and select programs. Use the calculator below to find out if you may be eligible for assistance.

Eligibility Calculator

The City of Tucson is committed to helping our neighbors. This calculator is a tool to help you determine if you qualify for benefits, and does not guarantee eligibility. To receive benefits, you must apply directly to the department. The use of this calculator is anonymous.