Stories tagged: "evictions"


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The Law is Stacked in Landlords’ Favor. This Pima County Program Helps Balance the Scales.

Pima County used part of its federal COVID-19 funding to launch its Emergency Eviction Legal Services progra in August 2021.

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Fewer Eviction Filings Will Show Up on Credit Reports Thanks to This New Law

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.

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As Assistance for Renters Still Lags, Fears of Eviction Rise in Arizona

The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance has not reached renters fast enough.

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Evicted During the Pandemic? This Arizona Lawmaker’s Bill Would Help You.

The proposal would require credit agencies to exclude evictions from reports that occurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Feds Extend Eviction Moratorium for 90 Days To Slow COVID-19 Spread

Nearly 170,000 Arizona renters are not current on their rent. A federal eviction moratorium that was scheduled to end Wednesday has been extended through June 30, good news for the close to 114,000 Arizona renters who think they are at risk of eviction. It’s at least the third extension ordered by the Centers for Disease...

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Fight for Your Rights: How to Organize a Tenants Union

Phoenix advocacy group Worried About Rent provides resources to help guide tenants through forming a union.  Tenants living in the Amara Apartments complex in Phoenix hit a breaking point last year.  From cockroach infestations to ceiling collapses, flooding, and unaddressed holes in walls, the Amara renters felt they could no longer stand their landlords’ alleged...

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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.