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Gov. Ducey issues order that delays evictions for those impacted by COVID-19

Posted at 7:34 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 18:16:08-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation that says you will not be evicted if you're having trouble making rent payments because of COVID-19.

The order applies to renters who are quarantining, or are facing economic hardship because of the outbreak. It will remain in effect for 120 days.

“Nobody should be forced out of their home because of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “This order is about protecting public health and providing relief to families impacted by this virus — whether through sickness or economic hardship. This is the right thing to do to support Arizona families during their time of need and prevent the spread of COVID-19."

The Arizona Department of Housing also offers assistance to Arizonans struggling to make mortgage payments. Through the Department’s “Save Our Home AZ” program, Arizonans may qualify for:

  • Principal Reduction Assistance
  • Monthly Mortgage Subsidy Assistance for under and unemployed Arizonans
  • Second Lien Elimination Assistance

Click here to learn more about the “Save Our Home AZ” program.