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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 06:31 PM

Arizona ban on evictions set to end as heat, infections soar

Associated Press via Artesia Daily Press
Published: 3:30 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Housing advocacy groups in Arizona have joined lawmakers in lobbying Gov. Doug Ducey to extend his coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions, which will expire next week and allow authorities to start removing hundreds of renters in a state that’s a national hot spot for both infections and scorching summer weather.

“It’s so hot in Arizona, you cannot live outside if you lose your home,” said Meghan Heddings, executive director of Family Housing Resources in Tucson, which is among the groups advocating for an extension. “And, of course, we’re still in the middle of a pandemic.”

States from Nevada to Virginia also have recently lifted or are about to end moratoriums on rent payments and foreclosures designed to get people through the pandemic and its economic fallout. Pennsylvania recently announced it will extend its moratorium until the end of August, while Boston will keep its ban on most public housing evictions until the end of the year.

Arizona’s 120-day order ending July 22 was supposed to ensure people wouldn’t lose their homes if they got COVID-19 or lost their jobs during pandemic restrictions. But advocates say it’s too early to end the ban because most of the government money set aside to help pay rents and mortgages still hasn’t been doled out.

Meanwhile, virus cases in Arizona keep rising, with 3,257 new infections and 97 more deaths reported Wednesday. Arizona leads the U.S. in new confirmed cases per capita over the past two weeks.


Read more: http://www.artesianews.com/1879848/arizona-ban-on-evictions-set-to-end-as-heat-infections-soar.html

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:00 PM

1. we need baseball and the nfl to take people's minds of the situation nt

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 07:24 PM

2. Here in Nevada,

 

the moratorium on business rentals ended on the 1 st. Home and apartment Rentals end in September.

Not surprised by Arizona. They were one of the first to go whole hog on Forecloses in 2008.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:47 PM

3. Not surprising

Who contributes more to Ducey's campaign, renters or landlords? Who wants the moratorium to end and who doesn't?

What's mind-boggling to me is don't landlord realize once there's massive evictions rent prices are going to go down?

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