AJ Invests

In the spirit of Our Mission:

We will focus on and invest in quality of life and planned improvements for serving residents, businesses, and visitors.

and Our Vision:

Apache Junction is a diverse community of natural beauty and heritage that offers prosperity, compassion and forward thinking to its residents, businesses, and visitors.

AJ Invests in our residents by working with various community organizations to provide compassion and forward thinking which creates prosperity and a quality of life unmatched! Here are just some of the ways we are investing in our residents:

  1. Providing safe and decent housing for our residents through the city's housing rehabilitation program; 
  2. Providing a community resource center;
  3. Promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit program;
  4. Hosting bi-annual Mayor's breakfasts;
  5. Conduct community drives including hygiene kits for the homeless, PB&J to combat summer hunger in youth, and socks and underwear drives for the homeless;
  6. Host Project Connect events;
  7. Heat Relief work including the collection and distribution of water and providing heat respite locations;
  8. Providing housing assistance including eviction prevention;
  9. Volunteer opportunities and appreciation events;
  10. Hot meals;
  11. Food boxes;
  12. Neighborhood revitalization activities;
  13. Financial stability classes; 
  14. Bike loan program; 
  15. Training and information to local non-profits who serve our residents;
  16. and the list goes on...

Serving those in Need
Serving those who are without housing or at risk of losing their homes is a core demographic that is served under the ethos of AJ Invests. Together with our partners, the Apache Junction Homeless Coalition's mission is to create a collaborative network of quality resources and services to assist the homeless and at-risk residents of Apache Junction. The coalition meets monthly and has a Strategic Plan to help guide the community's efforts in addressing the issues of homelessness. 

None of this would be possible without our partners. Our partners include:

  • The Genesis Project
  • United Way of Pinal County
  • Friends of Apache Junction
  • Apache Junction Community Development Corporation
  • Apache Junction Veterans Center
  • Community Alliance Against Family Abuse
  • Community Action Human Resource Agency
  • Horizon Health and Wellness
  • Arizona Department of Housing
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security
  • Arizona @ Work and Rescare
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid
  • Social Security Administration
  • La Frontera
  • ASU Project Cities, School of Sustainability
  • Salvation Army
  • Apache Junction Food Bank
  • First Assembly of God
  • Hope Women's Center
  • Empowerment Systems
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Superstition Fire and Medical District
  • Pinal County Housing
  • Frontier Ace Hardware
  • Apache Junction Unified School District
  • Project Help
  • National Community Health Partners
  • Magellan Health
  • MARC Community Resources
  • Community Bridges

To find out more, contact Heather at hpatel@ajcity.net.