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Important program update, Aug. 27, 2021:
Last night, the US Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s August 3rd moratorium on evictions in counties with high levels of transmission of COVID-19. In a 6-3 ruling, the court declared that:
“…the CDC has exceeded its authority. It would be one thing if Congress had specifically authorized the action that the CDC has taken. But that has not happened. Instead, the CDC has imposed a nationwide moratorium on evictions in reliance on a decades-old statute that authorizes it to implement measures like fumigation and pest extermination. It strains credulity to believe that this statute grants the CDC the sweeping authority that it asserts.”
The Tucson Pima Eviction Prevention program continues to serve the community with rental assistance providing up to 12 months in arrears and up to 3 months in advance. The program anticipates receiving additional federal funding for this program and encourages patience as we process cases distributing between $1-1.5 million each week.
Important program update, Aug. 3, 2021:
As of August 3, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a limited eviction moratorium – through October 3 – for renters living in communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Pima County is experiencing a surge and therefore residents in this area are protected under the order. READ THE FULL ORDER
Tucson and Pima County
Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance and Utility Relief Program
(Case processing and funding has begun as of mid-March 2021)
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
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.
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.