Sex offenders have the most difficulty of any type of ex-offender of locating housing upon release from prison. If you are unable to house with a family member or friend (who passes muster with probation or prison employees) then locating housing is a major challenge. Here are some resources we are aware of in Maricopa County. They may not be up-to-date and these resources might be full. Some of them are strict faith-based programs. We endorse none of them; they are only listed here in order to provide a starting point. If you call a phone number and are advised that their spaces are full, ask for another recommendation. If you call a phone number and it is out of order, please send us an email to let us know.
Arizona Specialty Housing, 4555 N. 50th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031, 602-291-5210 Sylvia Garcia, M 18+ Sex Offenders Level 1 & 2 Substance Abusers
Will Vucurevich, Program Manager, East Valley Men’s Center (480) 610-6722
Steve Collins: has group homes : www.kokopelli-recovery.org
Sharon Ledbetter (602) 695-3500
Chris Downing (has houses near 15th Avenue and Roosevelt that rent rooms to SO’s; about $100/week) 602-696-8114
Set Free Ministries (602) 267-1511
Maricopa County Probation Dept./Housing Coordinator, Chuck Lopez (602) 619-1380. Note: You do not have to be on county probation to call him and ask for some suggestions about where to go for housing. Remember, the county probation department supervises hundreds of sex offenders and they know where each one of them lives. Naturally, they know the apartments or housing situations that will accept sex offenders.