National Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended to June 30, 2021
A federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is in effect from September 4, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The temporary moratorium on evictions extends vital protections to tens of millions of renters at risk of eviction for nonpayment of rent during the global pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Resources from Community Legal Services on the CDC Eviction Moratorium
Community Legal Services provided an important update for tenants navigating the CDC Eviction Moratorim. The CDC’s Declaration to Temporarily Halt Evictions to Prevention Further Spread of COVID-19 available in English and Spanish.
View FAQs for Renters on the Federal Moratorium on Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent. Available in English and Spanish. Please note to be eligible for the moratorium, renters must meet the following qualifications:
- You have used your “best efforts” to obtain government rental assistance;
- You do not expect to earn more than $99,000 in 2021 (or $198,000 if you are married and filed a joint tax return), or you did not need to report income to the federal government in 2020, or you received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) this year;
- You have been experiencing a “substantial” loss of household income because of a layoff or reduced work hours, or you have “extraordinary” out-of-pocket medical expenses (defined as an unreimbursed medical expense that exceeds 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for the year);
- You have been making your best effort to make partial rent payments as close to the full amount due as possible; and
Being evicted would cause you to become homeless or you would have to move in with a friend or family member (live “doubled up”).
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Rental Assistance Resources
DES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Beginning on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, renters and landlords in the twelve Arizona counties listed below will be able to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) using the online ERAP portal. Applications will be accepted through the program’s expiration on December 31, 2021 or until funding is exhausted. Visit the DES ERAP webpage to learn more about the application process. The following counties will use the ERAP portal:
- La Paz
- Santa Cruz
Local Jurisdictions with Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Assistance available to residents in Maricopa County
AZCEND Community Action Program supports residents living in Gilbert, Chandler, Sun Lakes, or the Maricopa County portion of Queen Creek
If you live in Gilbert, Chandler, Sun Lakes, or the Maricopa County portion of Queen Creek, you may download and complete a pre-screening packet available in English and Spanish. Visit their website to learn more.
City of Glendale Crisis Assistance Programs
The Glendale Community Action Program administers financial assistance programs for people that are experiencing a temporary crisis resulting in a loss of income or increased expenses making it difficult to meet basic needs. Assistance is available for Rent/Mortgage Assistance, Utility Assistance, and Homesless Assistance. Visit the City of Glendale website to learn more.
City of Mesa Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program
The City of Mesa Rental and Utility Assistance Program provides financial assistance to households financially impacted by COVID for rent and utility assistance to prevent eviction and homelessness. Eligibility information is available in English and Spanish. Visit the City of Mesa website to learn more.
City of Phoenix Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program in partnership with Wildfire
Wildfire is partnering with the City of Phoenix to provide rent, utility, and water assistance to residents. Visit our Emergency Rental Assistance webpage to learn more about eligibility requirements and our online application.
City of Phoenix Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program – Human Services Department
Rent, utility, and water assistance is available to City of Phoenix residents. Residents can call on Mondays only, starting at 8 a.m. to schedule a telephone appointment for emergency financial assistance. Visit the City of Phoenix website for more information.
Maricopa County Emergency Rental Assistance Program opens mid-March 2021
Households financially impacted by COVID or unemployment may be eligible for rental and utility assistance through this program. Households will be able to apply through Human Services Department’s client portal or their local Community Action Program office. Visit their website to learn about eligibility criteria and the application process.
Assistance available to residents in Pima County
Tucson and Pima County Eviction Prevention/Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program
In an effort to provide the most efficient and effective process, Pima County has partnered with the Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to administer funding. CIC will be working directly with local social service agencies to qualify tenants and landlords for this program. Visit the Tucson and Pima County website for more information.
Assistance available to residents in Yuma County
City of Yuma COVID-19 Rental Assistance
The City of Yuma has set aside additional CDBG-CV funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and is again accepting applications for assistance. Visit City of Yuma’s Neighborhood Services webpage to learn more.
Yuma County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Yuma County ERAP will serve renters in Yuma County only. Visit their website for more information.