We spoke to Patricia Garcia Duarte, the president and CEO of Trellis, about Arizona's unusually competitive housing market.
Government agencies in Arizona have only distributed 17% of federal funds made available for emergency rental assistance.
The money will help renters get access to private legal help, rather than just through the county’s Eviction Prevention Clinics.
Protection from the CDC and various local organizations can help keep renters in their homes at least through the end of the year.
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.