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Thousands Of Arizona Tenants Seek Help To Pay Landlords


More than 26,000 Arizona tenants are asking for help paying their rent because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Arizona Department of Housing officials say the average aid requested is about $890 with the money going directly to landlords.

The Arizona Republic reports that a state fund of $5 million was launched last month for renters hurt by COVID-19.

The state housing agency is working with local eviction-prevention agencies across Arizona to administer the renter funds.

The median rent in the Phoenix metro area reached $1,100 in March and rents can be cheaper in the Flagstaff area.

The renter-aid fund began days after Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order to delay evictions for renters either quarantined or facing economic hardships due to the coronavirus.

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