Arizona’s eviction and foreclosure rates were already double the national average before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The moratorium protects tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus-related financial hardship from eviction.
Biden's proposal would expand relief options for renters, extend unemployment insurance, and help families cover the cost of health insurance.
While some Arizonans have been able to receive help through various relief programs, many have faced difficulty in actually accessing these funds.
Domestic violence shelters across the state are seeing a drop in donations and are in need of personal protective equipment, food, and other necessities.
A recent analysis of eviction data found that 20% of U.S. renters, including 577,733 in Arizona, will be at risk for eviction by the end of September.
Full-time workers in Arizona must earn at least $21 an hour to be able to rent a modest home, or work 57 hours per week at minimum wage.