Evictions in the greater Phoenix area have hit their highest levels since the Great Recession.
Housing experts say the problem is there are too few homes to buy or rent and too many people moving into—or within—the Valley.
The number of Arizonans fearing eviction has grown sharply, with advocates and landlords both saying rental assistance has not reached renters fast enough.
Not only does Arizona not have rent control, it prevents municipalities from passing their own restrictions on rent.
The governor pledged $5 million to help renters avoid eviction, but applicants are saying they have had trouble getting any sort of financial help.
Many Arizonans and people across the U.S. are still waiting for unemployment checks. With rent due today, many are stressing as the pandemic continues.
This the time Arizonans look to their elected officials at all levels for leadership. It's time for us to step up or get out of the way.
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