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As assistance for renters still lags, fears of eviction rise in Arizona

The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply since a pandemic moratorium on evictions ended in September, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance from the federal government has not reached renters fast enough. ... Read more»

CDC extends eviction halt in areas with 'substantial' COVID spread, including Pima County

The federal moratorium on evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which expired over the weekend, was reinstated Tuesday by the CDC in areas with "high" or "substantial" continued spread of coronavirus — including Pima County.... Read more»

Landlords urged to be 'patient' with COVID rent assistance still available in Tucson, Pima County

More than $20 million remains in a local fund to support tenants and landlords affected by COVID-19, officials said, asking property owners to hold off on evictions. The program can cover up to 15 months of rent.... Read more»

Feds extend eviction moratorium for 90 days to slow COVID-19 spread

A federal eviction moratorium that was scheduled to end Wednesday has been extended through June 30, good news for the close to 114,000 Arizona renters who think they are at risk of eviction. Advocates welcomed the extension at a time when nearly 170,000 Arizona renters, or about 18% of all renters in the state, are not current on their rent, according to a study by the University of Arizona.... Read more»

Arizona Supreme Court rejects challenge to Ducey’s eviction moratorium

The Arizona Supreme Court won't hear a special action brought by trade groups representing landlords and trailer park owners who want to overturn Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order barring most evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»

Landlord group says lawsuit over eviction moratorium is a 'last step'

Trade groups representing landlords and property owners are suing to overturn the eviction moratorium imposed by Gov. Doug Ducey, which created a situation they deem "unsustainable." ... Read more»

Landlords head to court to resume evictions, say Ducey acted unconstitutionally

Trade groups representing landlords and trailer park owners are suing to overturn Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order barring most evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»