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.
A recent analysis of eviction data found that 20% of U.S. renters, including 577,733 in Arizona, will be at risk for eviction by the end of September.
Full-time workers in Arizona must earn at least $21 an hour to be able to rent a modest home, or work 57 hours per week at minimum wage.
Some of Phoenix's most vulnerable are being tasked with an impossible decision: risk contracting COVID, or expose themselves to the harsh summer weather?
The governor pledged $5 million to help renters avoid eviction, but applicants are saying they have had trouble getting any sort of financial help.