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More Tenants Attending Maricopa County Eviction Hearings Now That They’re Remote

The county’s usual “failure to appear” rate for tenants in eviction cases is around 36%. However, the average for this year is only about 25%. When the pandemic began early this year, Maricopa County and other court systems moved to remote procedures to keep everyone safe.  For eviction hearings, tenants, landlords, attorneys, and justices of...

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Arizona Food Banks Have Seen Demand Skyrocket During the Pandemic. Here’s Where to Go If You Need One.

The Thanksgiving meals distributed by one Valley food bank increased by nearly 400% from last year. Gerri Powers sat in her car in the parking lot outside the Mesa Convention Center on Friday morning, waiting as United Food Bank volunteers handed out food at its weekly drive-thru distribution. It’s the sixth or seventh time Powers...

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Received an Eviction Notice? Here Are Some Resources That May Help.

Protection from the CDC and various local organizations can help keep renters in their homes at least through the end of the year.

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This Phoenix Woman Lost Two Family Members This Year. Now She’s Raising Money for Toys for Tots.

With more than 288,000 Arizonans are without jobs and federal eviction protection set to expire soon, families may find it tough to afford Christmas gifts.

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52% of Young Adults Now Live at Home–The Highest Rate in 80 Years

More than half of young adults 18 to 29 now live at home and researchers say many were motivated by the pandemic.

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Maricopa County Constable Discusses Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Even with pandemic-era protections to help renters facing eviction, hundreds of eviction notices are served to Arizona tenants every week.

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Thousands of Arizonans Are Going Into the Holidays Unemployed

Arizona’s unemployment is quickly creeping up again, leaving more than 288,000 without a job ahead of the approaching holidays.