Stories tagged: "evictions"


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Arizona Landlords Have an Advantage in Evictions — and the House Always Wins

Throughout 2020, landlords had attorneys in about 89% of Maricopa County eviction cases. Less than 1% of tenants had legal representation.

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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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These Pandemic Relief Programs Are Ending This Month—but COVID Won’t

Members of Congress have proposed new relief packages, but they don’t address all of the protections set to end Dec. 31.

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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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799 Eviction Hearings Are Scheduled in Maricopa County the Week of Thanksgiving

Eviction hearings are continuing in Arizona even as Americans prepare for Thanksgiving.

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More Than 770,000 Arizonans Could Be Evicted by January

The nonprofit Wildfire AZ has distributed nearly $12 million of federal aid to roughly 3,000 families, with each household receiving an average of $920.

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Here Are the Groups Trying to Help Still Out-Of-Work Arizonans

Arizona nonprofits and mutual aid groups have stepped up to fill the gaps in aid left by state and federal lawmakers.