Tucson and Pima County
Eviction Prevention/Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program

(Case processing and funding has begun as of mid-March 2021)

online application portal and phone number below

Welcome to the City of Tucson and Pima County Eviction Prevention Program. In December of 2020, U.S. Congress passed a stimulus bill that allocates additional rental assistance funding for those who’ve been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide the most efficient and effective process, the City of Tucson and Pima County are working with the Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to administer $27.1 million. CIC is working directly with local social service agencies to qualify tenants and landlords for this program. 

This program's unique approach:

This program offers both Landlords/Property Managers AND Tenants the opportunity to begin the application process and requires both parties provide information, documentation and agree to mutual resolution for housing stability. Open communication is highly encouraged between both parties, to expedite the process and recognize that we are all in this together. 

Applying for the waitlist does not guarantee funding. The process begins with an Eligibility Assessment to determine eligibility based on federally mandated eligibility requirements. Funding is granted upon completion of all required documentation from both parties and eligibility approval verified by Service Agency Case Managers who will be assigned to each case. 

If unable to apply online call
831-292-4308

Important program updates:

  • As of April 1, 2021 case processing has begun, there is currently a 5,000+ backlog of applicants. It is anticipated to take two-three months to complete the backlog of current cases. 

Program Dashboard

Below is a public report out of the work of the Tucson Pima Eviction Prevention Program. 

Last updated 5.4.2021

0
Total Eviction Prevention Requests
0
Awaiting Tenant Eligibility Form
0
Preliminarily Eligible + Awaiting Case Worker
0
Cases Currently in Process
0
Cases Paid/ Submitted for Payment
$ 0
Total Utilities Payments Paid
$ 0
Total Rental Assistance Paid
$ 0
Total Funds Paid and Committed to Eligible Cases Being Finalized by Case Workers

Application process:

Apply for Waitlist
Both tenants and landlords/property managers are able to apply.
Complete Required Eligibility Form
This form is sent to tenants to complete and will determine if the household is eligible for this program.
Wait for Case Worker Assignment
Based on federal prioritization requirements, applicants are put into risk categories prior to case assignment.
Assigned to Case Worker
Over 60 caseworkers from 11 local social service organizations are working weekly on 10 to 40 individual cases.
Submit Required Documentation
Both Tenants and Landlords complete and submit required documentation. This step can be accomplished in as little as a day, but applicants are typically given two weeks to submit all documents.
Case Submitted for Review
Once submitted the review process is estimated to take 3-5 business days. Delays are occasionally caused by incomplete submission of documents.
Case Approved and Paid
Once a case is approved payment is estimated to be sent within 3 to 5 business days via check or ACH directly to landlord/property owner and or utility company.
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TENANTS:

If you are unable to pay your rent due to the negative impacts of COVID-19, please review the Eligibility Information provided by the federal government below. It is also critical that you communicate your situation to your landlord/property manager and follow the required steps to be covered by the CDC Eviction Moratorium

LANDLORDS/PROPERTY MANAGERS:

This program is committed to working with landlords and property managers by providing up to date information and sending weekly updates about the program. The button below takes you to our previous outreach to landlords and offers an opt-in email communication. 

This program would not be possible without the generous participation of the following nonprofit organizations. Their staff will be processing individual cases that are submitted into the program: