Eviction filings are continuing to rise in Maricopa County, with the average judgment against tenants nearly doubling from four years ago.
The Copper Courier spoke with Arizona House candidate Lorena Austin about rising costs of living in Mesa and the state— especially when it comes to housing.
Evictions in the greater Phoenix area have hit their highest levels since the Great Recession.
Pima County used part of its federal COVID-19 funding to launch its Emergency Eviction Legal Services progra in August 2021.
Having an eviction—even just a filing, regardless of the case’s outcome—on record can prevent tenants from finding a new place to live.
The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance has not reached renters fast enough.
The proposal would require credit agencies to exclude evictions from reports that occurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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