This is being posted because the CDC’s order halting evictions in areas with substantial or high rates of COVID-19 transmission has been ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. As a result, the moratorium on evictions has ended in Arizona.
If you have been sued for eviction but still live in the rented property you should know the following:
- Evictions for nonpayment of rent may proceed, and writs of restitution (eviction orders) in nonpayment evictions may be issued. When an eviction order is issued, a Constable will come to the rental property and order you to leave. You will not have time to pack, and if you remain or return you can be arrested for trespassing.
- If your landlord sued to evict you for nonpayment, the court may now schedule a hearing to decide your case.
- If an eviction judgment was entered against you, your landlord may file a motion to amend the judgment so that it includes any new rent, late fees, costs, and attorney’s fees that you owe.
- The court should send you a notice three (3) days before it holds a hearing to update the amount you owe. If you miss the hearing, the court will probably give your landlord the full amount they ask for and you will not have another chance to state if you disagree with the amount.
- If you lost an eviction lawsuit and you have not paid the full amount of the judgment, your landlord may request an order to evict you, and you could be evicted as soon as five (5) days later. The landlord should notify you if they file a request to evict you, and can do so by posting the notice on your door or front gate.
- If you have applied for rental assistance, you should ask your landlord if they will accept the rental assistance payments or if they plan to evict you.
You can apply for rental assistance online at: https://tucsonpimaep.com/
If you are being evicted, you can request emergency legal services at: https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=770712