Report: Only 8% Of Arizona Rent Relief Has Gone To Renters

May 18, 2020

Arizona Department of Housing data shows more than 10,000 renters have submitted applications seeking help from a program designed to help people hurt economically by the coronavirus pandemic.

But the Arizona Republic reports that less than 400 renters statewide have received money from the emergency program or 8% of the funding with more than $4.6 million sitting unused. Only $395,000 has been approved so far, the newspaper reports. If funds continue to be distributed at the same rate as in the early weeks, it could take about a year to allocate all the money.