Tucson and Pima County
Eviction Prevention/Emergency Rent 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
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.
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.