Community Financial Resources
The University of Arizona recognizes that many employees may currently be facing financial hardships.
In addition to the resources below, websites such as Arizona Together, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, and 211 Arizona offer information related to utility, financial, health care, legal, and housing assistance.
Strengthen your financial game plan by meeting one-on-one with a financial adviser, or watching on-demand financial planning webinars. Visit the Life & Work Connections Financial Literacy section for contact information, videos, and more.
Learn more about supporting yourself and your family at the Support and Resiliency Hub.
"The University of Arizona community has a long history of demonstrating compassion for its members and for providing generous donations to colleagues in need. Employees Helping Employees is a financial assistance program to aid our benefit-eligible workforce who face temporary hardship as a result of unexpected emergency expenses."
"As part of the University’s efforts to assist employees during this time and to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the University is supplementing its current Sick Time and Family Medical Leave Act policies. Eligible employees may take the leaves described on this page beginning April 1, 2020."
"The We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund for Workers and Families is part of the city of Tucson’s larger We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund. This program is for individuals over 18 years of age and families who live in Tucson or South Tucson, who have experienced financial hardship due directly to COVID-19. Qualifying individuals can receive a one-time payment of up to $700, and families can receive up to $1,200."
“Food assistance programs available through the Department of Economic Security (DES) and its community partners increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children, low-income individuals, and seniors with access to nutritious food.”
“Welcome to AAFB's Food Providers Directory, the largest database of emergency food options (food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and others that distribute emergency food) in Arizona:
- Find nearby emergency food for yourself or someone you know struggling with hunger.
- Locate food donation and volunteer opportunities close to you.
- Reference emergency food options if you are a case worker who makes referrals to clients needing assistance.”
“The goal of the University of Arizona Campus Pantry is to reduce food insecurity in our Wildcat community. At our distribution events, students and staff can grab important food staples at no cost. All you need is your CatCard!”
"Log in to the Arizona Job Connection website to:
Includes job bank, career and skill assessment, free online training, and special assistance for veterans, disabled workers, mature workers, youth, and nutritional assistance recipients.
“We have gathered resources and information below, including the latest actions by FHFA, that provide guidance for lenders, servicers and others who directly assist homeowners and renters adversely impacted by COVID-19.”
“The first step renters should take if they are concerned about paying their rent or facing eviction is to contact their on-site manager or lease agent by phone or email right away to let them know if you may need rental assistance or a payment plan for your next monthly rental payment. Early communication with residents and managers allows for more time to respond and explore all options.”
“Short-Term Crisis Services (STCS) Program provides temporary assistance to low-income families experiencing an emergency need that cannot be met immediately by their own income, and resources to help stabilize an immediate financial crisis. A dependent child must live in the home.”
“On March 27, 2020, Congress passed a federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act. This legislation makes a number of changes to Unemployment Insurance eligibility and benefits …”
“You must meet specific requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time, be determined to be unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under state law) and meet other eligibility requirements to qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.”
"Applicants can apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits online at www.AZUI.com anytime between 12:00am on Sunday through 6:00pm on Friday. Individuals without an internet connection can call 1 (877) 600-2722 to submit an application telephonically."
The University can also help answer some questions about the unemployment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information.
The information provided above is for informational purposes only. The content found on these external websites is believed to be accurate, but cannot be guaranteed.