Neighborhood Renewal

Creating Stronger Neighborhoods in Our Community

Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal is a community development corporation dedicated to helping create healthy, safe and stable neighborhoods that can thrive. The organization serves the neighborhoods of Maricopa County to:

  • Support the needs of local businesses.
  • Support affordable housing for residents.
  • Address community needs of residents and stakeholders, including streets, safety concerns, parks and infrastructure.
  • Plan for growth and opportunity.
  • Offer a calendar of regular community events.
  • Provide homebuyer education and one-on-one counseling.
  • Offer financial resiliency classes

Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal Programs

These programs help businesses and individuals strengthen their neighborhoods from the ground up. Click on a program to read the full description.

Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal is a HUD- Approved Housing Counseling Agency with programs designed to provide community members with comprehensive education about the home buying process and an individual’s readiness to purchase a home in Phoenix. Our program includes home buyer education, pre-purchase counseling, down payment assistance, and post-purchase counseling courses focused primarily on our low- to moderate- income neighbors. Find a housing counselor.
Provides learning opportunities for community members to gain skills, network, create opportunities and build stable families and neighborhoods. Classes currently include housing readiness programming, financial literacy topics. Look for expanded options including work readiness and community safety.
Provides funding and project management professionals to help make homes owned and occupied by vulnerable community members (very low income, seniors and those with disabilities) safe, healthy and habitable through minor improvements.
These include efforts by Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal to help community partners, neighborhoods, local business groups and stakeholders meet the overall needs of the community by:

  • Participating, convening and bringing partners to the community.
  • Working to assure that the interests and voice of the neighborhoods are included in the decision-making and planning of North Mountain and Sunnyslope community assets, infrastructure, transportation, land use and community resources.

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Location and hours

Located next to the Desert Mission Food Bank (rear entrance).

Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal
9229 N. Fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday