Arizona Renters No Longer Covered by Eviction Moratorium
Metro Phoenix tenants who couldn’t pay rent their due to the pandemic are facing possible eviction again.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to block an extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium allowed landlords to start evicting renters for missed payments last Friday.
August eviction filings are down from July, according to preliminary data from the Maricopa County Justice Courts. But only five days of the month weren’t covered by the eviction ban.
Eviction filings during the first weeks of September will be more telling about what landlords are deciding to do, said Scott Davis, spokesperson for the justice courts.
Almost 120,000 tenants across the state say they are behind on their rent payments, according to the latest Census Household Pulse Survey. About 36,000 Arizona renters say they likely will be evicted.
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