Stories tagged: "eviction"


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A Q&A With the CEO of Trellis on Arizona’s Nightmare of a Housing Market

We spoke to Patricia Garcia Duarte, the president and CEO of Trellis, about Arizona's unusually competitive housing market.

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Over $400 Million Still Available in Eviction Prevention Funds as Moratorium Ends

Government agencies in Arizona have only distributed 17% of federal funds made available for emergency rental assistance.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 07: The Medrano family sits outside their RV on October 07, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. They had narrowly avoided eviction from the RV park earlier in the day. Even for families who have remained healthy from the coronavirus, the indirect effects of the pandemic have been especially tough on America's poor, who often deal with simultaneous crises, even in normal times. In the Medrano family's case, inconsistent work, a string of tragedies and even family separation have combined to push them to the brink of homelessness. This summer Medrano's work as a truck driver was sporadic due to the pandemic economy. Meanwhile, he spent his entire savings on three funerals for family members in less than four months. Causing further family stress, Medrano's wife Ana Cecilia, who had temporary residency status in the U.S. traveled to Mexico in December of 2019 to care for her sick mother, but has since been unable to return to Arizona due to a sealed U.S.-Mexico border. The separation left Hector Medrano to care for their four children, supervising distance learning during the day, while working nights. For families like the Medranos, new federal pandemic assistance, yet to be authorized by Congress, cannot come soon enough. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Pima County Allocates $10M to Help People on the Edge of Losing Their Homes

The money will help renters get access to private legal help, rather than just through the county’s Eviction Prevention Clinics.

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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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Arizona Expected to be Hit Hardest by Incoming ‘Tsunami of Evictions’

Arizona’s eviction and foreclosure rates were already double the national average before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Landlords Push Back Against Arizona’s Eviction Moratorium, Claiming It Unconstitutional

The moratorium protects tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus-related financial hardship from eviction.

How Biden’s Housing Plan Could Prevent an Eviction Crisis in Arizona

Biden's proposal would expand relief options for renters, extend unemployment insurance, and help families cover the cost of health insurance.