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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:44 PM

Arizona landlords who received grants to help with non-paying tenants filed hundreds of evictions

Arizona landlords who received money from a state program that aimed to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic filed nearly 2,500 eviction notices during the pandemic, an Arizona Republic investigation found.

A landlord who received almost $1 million from the property owner's fund the most of any landlord filed for more than 350 evictions at apartment complexes across Maricopa County during the pandemic, The Republic found. Another landlord filed for eviction on almost 30% of his tenants at a single Glendale apartment complex despite receiving $50,000 in assistance for the same property.

The Republic found that nearly half of the 633 Maricopa County properties that received assistance from the fund filed for evictions between March 24, 2020 the day the first eviction moratorium took effect and Dec. 31. The state did not check to see if landlords had evicted tenants before awarding assistance, nor did it check to make sure landlords did not evict tenants after assistance was awarded.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2021/03/25/arizona-landlords-grants-help-nonpaying-renters-evicted-tenants/6892630002/

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left-of-center2012 Mar 29 OP
Thomas Hurt Mar 29 #1
OneBro Mar 29 #2
RKP5637 Mar 29 #3
OldBaldy1701E Mar 29 #4

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:45 PM

1. well sure, why not double dip if you can get away with it. take the fed money...

and sue for back rent.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:55 PM

2. This could get uglier fast.

If the funds were accepted as payment for the rent of those tenants who were subsequently evicted, thus causing the evictions to be wrongful and the pleadings to be fraudulently filed, the resulting litigation might end up costing the landlord many times the million taken from the government.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 06:06 PM

3. I hope these unscrupulous landlords get really nailed. There are so damn many ugly people in

the US which I have always contended are bred by runaway capitalism ... wherein you get often handsome rewards for screwing over people.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 08:55 PM

4. It's more 'brainwashing'

except you don't even have to have a brain. I have met too many wealthy people who were about as sharp as a volleyball. 'How did they get so rich if they were so stupid!' you may ask? Simple. It is called 'immoral greed', and it means these people are less than human. This is taught in both lower and upper levels of learning. Immoral greed is perfectly acceptable in the current US societal model. And, unless we stop glamorizing it, it will never go away.

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