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Keith Boullen, a landlord in midtown Tucson, repairs a lock after his tenant was evicted by Pima County Constable Kristen Randall.

Low-income Pima County residents facing eviction will continue to have free legal help next year after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to spend $425,000 on the Emergency Eviction Legal Services program. Read more»

There are 16 business owners who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color that will receive between $500 to $10,000 from the Community Investment Corporation in the first year of their BIPOC loan program.

A group of 16 entrepreneurs who identfiy as Black, Indigenous or people of color are getting support for their innovations and business ideas from a $10,000, interest-free loan started by the Community Investment Corporations, a local nonprofit. Read more»

Daitra Small said that the pandemic forced her to chose between paying rent and paying medical bills. When she chose the latter, she faced eviction until she applied to the Eviction Prevention Program put together by the city of Tucson, Pima County and community partners. She said that the program saved her, though she had never heard of it until she was behind on rent.

There is still nearly $36 million in emergency rental assistance available in the Tucson area, and on Friday local leaders committed to distributing it quickly during the 60-day extension of the eviction moratorium. Read more»

The local nonprofit Community Investment Corporation is servicing loans worth between $500-10,000 to entrepreneurs who identify as Black, indigenous or persons of color (BIPOC) as a way of directly addressing racial inequities in Southern Arizona.

A community initiative aimed at "flipping the script" on access to capital will provide up to $10,000 in interest-free, three to five-year loans to selected local entrepreneurs who identify as Black, indigenous or people of color. Read more»

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»