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Thousands Of Arizona Tenants Seek Help To Pay Landlords

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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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