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Pima County, Tucson direct $22 million for emergency rental assistance

Mayor Regina Romero makes announcement
Pima County and the City of Tucson will shift $22 million in unused federal emergency rental assistance for those in need.
Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 12:17:16-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima County and the City of Tucson will shift $22 million in unused federal emergency rental assistance for those in need.

Mayor Tucson Romero said the funding will follow $49 million in Emergency Rental Assistance for residents of the city and county.

"My gratitude goes to President Biden and the U.S. Treasury Department for swiftly re-allocating these funds. Through the Eviction Prevention Program we have developed locally, we have been able to quickly disburse critical rental assistance dollars to members of our community in greatest need," Romero shared in a statement.

The new funds — which will be divided equally between the city and county — were originally allocated to the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The city requested another $13 million and Pima County requested another $6 million.

To apply for assistance, visit this site or call 520-447-4423.

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