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The City of Flagstaff has prepared a list of resources for individuals, businesses, and non-profits who have been affected by COVID-19. Everything from rental and utility assistance, loan assistance for businesses, resources for students, and so much more is all laid out for residents to review and utilize.
Resources for Individuals
Coconino County: For unemployment benefits, rental assistance, utility assistance, move-in assistance, financial coaching, mortgage assistance and meals for seniors, please call the Coconino County Health and Human Services Community Service Program at 928-679-7453 or access the County’s employee resources page here.
Click here for information on job-seeker services offered by the Coconino County ARIZONA@WORK program.
Mortgage Payment Assistance: The federal government and private lenders alike have announced relief programs for some homeowners in response to the impacts of COVID-19.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has suspended all foreclosures and evictions until mid-May, 2020 on FHA-insured mortgages for single-family homes.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has suspended foreclosure and eviction for homeowners with a single-family mortgage backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac until mid-May.
In addition to federal efforts, some banks and private lenders are also offering relief to mortgage-holders.
If you are a homeowner and the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted your ability to make your mortgage payments, please call your lender to see what assistance programs might be available to you.
Rent Payment Assistance: On March 24, 2020, Governor Ducey issued an executive order delaying the enforcement of eviction action orders for renters impacted by COVID-19. The order applies to renters who are quarantining due to COVID-19 or are facing economic hardship as a result of the outbreak. It will remain in effect for 120 days.
Rental & Utility Assistance Services: CCHHS will continue to provide rental and utility assistance services by phone, email, mail, or by appointment. Assistance is available for Coconino County residents including seniors, disabled, families, veterans, and those affected by COVID-19. Must be income eligible. Call 928-679-7300 or 928-283-3266 for Navajo Nation Residents. Visit www.coconino.az.gov/995/Forms-and-Resources for more information or access to forms and resource information.
Resources for Businesses
Coconino County: Click here for information on Coconino County’s Rapid Response program, which works with your company and any employee representative to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize the disruptions that are associated with job losses.
Coconino County Economic Development Offices are a county resource and connection to information and programs to assist businesses and labor force to adjust to new conditions of COVID-19. Please contact Chris Pasterz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-679-7134 for more information. General information on Coconino County resources for business owners can be found here.
Weekly Small Business COVID-19 Response Planning Webinars are ongoing every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Additionally, weekly tutorials on how to apply for an SBA loan are ongoing every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00. Phone-in options are available. Please email email@example.com for your invitation to attend.
SBA Emergency Loan Assistance: The Federal Small Business Administration has authorized low-interest loans for small businesses severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are working through the Arizona Governor’s office to identify those businesses which need this assistance. Please fill out the form and send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org The Coconino Community College Small Business Development Center will forward your form to the governor’s office.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal entity that has small business interests in mind. The SBA is focused on helping small businesses thrive in all circumstances and on helping small businesses to survive through challenging times as well. Click here for the latest information on Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief for COVID-19.
The SBA has provided a succinct presentation providing a three-step process to access the SBA Disaster, Relief Fund. Click here to review the easy three-step process.
Arizona Commerce Authority: Click here for workforce (employee and employer) resources.
Arizona Department of Security (DES): The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works to ensure that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure. During this period of adapting to COVID-19, DES is serving as a warehouse of resources for employees impacted by layoffs and eliminated hours. Click here for the latest information and resources to help employees impacted by COVID-19.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) also provides resources to employers. Click here for the latest information and support resources for employers offered by Arizona DES. The Arizona DES Shared Work Program is an innovative solution to adjusting to limited available hours. Click here to learn more about the Arizona DES Shared Work Program.
City of Flagstaff: The City of Flagstaff Discover Flagstaff Team is the designated marketing organization for all things Flagstaff. Click here to better understand how to travel safely to northern Arizona. As the world is adjusting to the new conditions of COVID-19, please call your lodging provider or attraction/amenity you plan to visit to learn how they are adjusting as well. The City of Flagstaff Economic Development Offices are a city resource and connection to information and programs to assist businesses and labor force to adjust and navigate these changing conditions of COVID-19. Please contact John Saltonstall at email@example.com or 928-213-2966 for more information.
Resources for Students
Click here for information on Northern Arizona University’s Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund Application (LEAF), to which students experiencing financial hardships can apply for a one-time grant of up to $500.
Resources for the Arts and Culture Sector
The City of Flagstaff Economic Development Offices are a city resource and connection to information and programs to assist arts, culture, and community science organizations to adjust and navigate these changing conditions of COVID-19. Please contact Eliza Kretzmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-213-2969 (please leave a voicemail to receive a callback) for more information. Selected opportunities to donate or apply for support are listed below.
Donate to the Flagstaff Arts Council for immediate funding to our local arts and cultural organizations. More information can be found here.
Financial Relief Resources for Artists during COVID-19 are available. More information can be found here.
Arizona Commission on the Arts: More information on COVID-19 Information and Resources for Arizona’s Artists and Arts Sector can be found here.
Americans for the Arts: More information on the COVID-19 Response Center can be found here.
National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19: More information on resources for Artists and Arts Organizations can be found here.
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