The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.
Tucson’s Rep. Raul Grijalva, along with 49 other lawmakers, sent a letter to President Biden outlining actions the government should take to address the country’s growing housing crisis.
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.
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