Rental Relief Funds Still Available in Pima County
By: Carissa Pryor, Law Student Intern
Tenants in Pima County should know that relief is still available to those having trouble paying rent or facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are renting your home in Pima County and have lost income due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance. Those eligible could receive up to $2,000 per month. More information can be found on the Arizona Department of Housing website, here: http://housing.az.gov
- Fill out an online Program Qualification Self-Assessment, here: https://www.saveourhomeaz.gov/ra/ or
- Call 211, then press 6 for COVID-19, choose a language, and then press 5 for Eviction Prevention to apply by phone.
Note that to apply for rental assistance you will be required to submit a photo ID, a copy of your lease, and documentation related to the financial hardship you have faced, so you should have those handy. You can find examples of the required documentation, here: https://housing.az.gov/general-public/eviction-prevention-assistance
Once you have submitted an application for rental assistance, you can check the status by calling the Pima County Community Action Agency at 520-724-2505.
If you are facing a possible eviction related to difficulties you have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an eviction moratorium that will be in place at least until December 31, 2020. Eligible tenants must submit a declaration form with qualifying statements to their landlord. A copy of the declaration form is available online, here: pima.gov/RentHelp
Additional information on both forms of relief for tenants in Pima County can be found, here: http://pima.gov/RentHelp
From all of us at SALA, we hope you stay safe, at home, and supported as we near the end of this challenging year.
For questions or comments about this blog, please contact us at: Connections@sazlegalaid.org