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With 253,000 Arizonans behind on rent, court halts eviction moratorium

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a national eviction moratorium late Thursday comes as an estimated one-fifth of U.S. renters are behind on the rent – including 253,000 in Arizona. Critics said the ruling could lead to an “eviction crisis” that will further the spread of COVID-19 as more people become homeless. “While our country

Housing

Few rental assistance dollars reach renters, as eviction moratorium ends

The federal government’s COVID-19 moratorium on renter evictions ends Saturday, leaving thousands of Arizona renters vulnerable while state and local officials have distributed just a fraction of the funding aimed at keeping people in their homes. Government agencies in Arizona received almost $495 million for emergency rental assistance from the federal government this year but

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