Programs and Services

Housing Development

Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal (DMNR) has built 48 homes sold to first-time homebuyers with incomes below 80 percent of the median. One area has experienced an increase of 39 percent in the number of owner-occupied units, creating more community stakeholders. DMNR recently completed the sales of its latest affordable housing development comprised of 12 units of condominiums at 13th and Vogel avenues. DMNR also holds property that will provide enough land for approximately 80 future residential units.

DMNR is going green! Learn about Mission Lane Townhomes, our newest LEED-certified project.

Housing Counseling

Counselors provide one-on-one counseling to help families become educated consumers who can determine whether and when homeownership is right for them. We also help clients address financial and other barriers to homeownership such as credit, saving, budgeting, employment and establishing alternative forms of credit. All counselors are nationally trained and certified by NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC). Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal is an approved HUD counseling agency.

Homebuyer Education

Become an informed consumer before making the largest purchase of your life. The Homebuyer Education class is HUD/FHA-approved and covers the homebuying process from A to Z in eight hours. This course helps families prepare for the purchase of a home. Classes are scheduled two times a month. View upcoming Homebuyer Education classes and registration information on

Home Purchase Assistance

DMNR helps individuals and families realize their dreams of homeownership by providing information on available home purchase assistance programs. Read about DMNR's home purchase assistance programs, who can participate and what you'll need to get started.

Homeowner Assistance

DMNR provides services that help income-eligible homeowners with home rehabilitation programs that include minor and major rehabilitation projects, subject to funding.

To learn more about these rehabilitation projects, download the following flyers (PDF documents; free Adobe Reader software required):

Projects have included replacing roofing, installing new air conditioners and painting a home's exterior.

Economic Development

DMNR provides leadership to implement community-driven strategies for economic development, street safety and overall visual appeal in north Phoenix. That leadership includes introducing development resources and facilitating private/public partnerships. DMNR's Hatcher Road Project is a great example of how a group of dedicated community stakeholders have implemented ideas about improving aesthetics and safety.

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Our Location

9229 N. Fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Phone: 602-331-5833


Mon., Tues. & Thurs.:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Looking to Get Started?

Download a Homeowner Assistance Checklist and Application before making an appointment. (PDF document; requires free Adobe Reader software.)