The food banks are struggling to meet the latest need even as federal programs provide less food to distribute, grocery store donations wane, and cash gifts don’t go nearly as far.
Pima County used part of its federal COVID-19 funding to launch its Emergency Eviction Legal Services progra in August 2021.
The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance has not reached renters fast enough.
CARES Act funding will provide free Wi-Fi to 250,000 families who have students in 13 Phoenix school districts.
Most of that money is probably lost forever because it was siphoned off by out-of-state or overseas scammers.
The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.
ChaCha’s Tea Lounge just celebrated moving into a new space but has had to shut down indefinitely after losing power.
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