Based on months of experience administering this program, Tucson Pima Eviction Prevention offers the following recommendations to Tenants who apply for assistance:
- Be in constant communication with your landlord/property manager. Add their information to your application so that they are kept updated on your case.
- Let them know (ideally in writing or email) that you have applied for rental assistance and share as much information as you can with them. Provide them with your Case Number and any additional information to allow them to stay informed on case management assignment timing.
The application process is as follows:
- Apply for the program
- Once assigned to a case worker, work directly with them and landlord/property manager to compile required documentation and information for case review and approval. Typically takes 10-14 days.
- Case submitted for review and approval. Typically 5-7 days.
TENANT REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:
Click below to view a comprehensive list of the documentation that Tenants must provide in order to be approved for rental assistance to prevent eviction.
This list is subject to change and in certain cases, you may be asked to provide additional documentation.
EMERGENCY EVICTION LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM (EELS)
You may be entitled to FREE legal help from Pima County’s Emergency Legal Services Program (EELS). The Office of Emergency Eviction Legal Services, a new program, can help tenants in need of legal advice and representation in eviction cases.
Free legal counsel is available to qualifying tenant. Navigators are available to explain the process and connect tenants with other county and community resources, like rent assistance, help finding a job and much more.
To find out if you qualify or to receive more information, call 520-724-3357 (520-724-EELS) or click on the Contact EELS button below.
Additional Resources Related to the Eviction Process
Informational Video on the Eviction Process
Pima Community Interfaith brings together community experts to discuss the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on tenant evictions and the eviction process, as well as available resources for at-risk individuals to access rental assistance.
Leah Sandwell-Weiss is a deacon at St. Phillips in the Hills and worked for many years as the law school librarian at the University of Arizona. She explains the evictions process.
ADDITIONAL EVICTION RELATED COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Legal Aid Resources:
Step Up To To Justice
Southern Arizona Legal Aid
Southwest Fair Housing Council
Rapid Housing: Coordinated Entry Access Points
In response to COVID-19, housing assessments are being conducted by phone only at most Access Points. Assessments are currently available at the locations/phone numbers and times lists below. What to expect when completing a Coordinated Entry assessment by phone:
1) You may be asked to make an appointment for an assessor to give you a call back or forwarded to voicemail. If this happens, try calling another Access Point or wait for a return call from the Access Point with which you left a message. They will return your call within 1 business day.
2) You may be referred to a different agency or phone number on this list.
3) You will be read a release of information that you normally would sign in person but will be only asked if you agree to it.
4) You will be asked to complete a brief health screening to assess need for isolation as a result of COVID-19.
5) The housing assessment process will take about 30 minutes.
- Sonora House: By Phone Only – (520) 624-5518
- Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm
- La Frontera
RAPP, 1082 E Ajo Way, Ste. 100 – Phone Preferred – (520) 882-8422
- Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm
- Salvation Army
By Phone Only – (520) 622-5411
- Mon-Sat, 2pm-7pm
In Person: 702 S 6th Ave
- Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri – 9am-12:30pm
By Phone – (520) 308-3079
- Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri – 1pm-4pm
- Tues – 8am-4pm
- Our Family Services
By Phone Only – (520) 323-1708
- Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
- Old Pueblo Community Services
By Phone Only – (520) 546-0122
- Mon-Fri – 9am-4pm