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.
The decision comes as a growing number of Americans find themselves struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Housing prices and commuter costs make Phoenix the least affordable city in the country, and officials are struggling to find solutions.
Maricopa County had over 44,000 evictions in 2018, which exceeded U.S. counties with double the population. This week, 2,200 residents also face eviction.