TUCSON, Ariz. (TUCSON) — With just a day to spare, the CDC has extended the moratorium on residential evictions to June 30th.
It was set to expire April 1st.
The CDC is still worried about the further spread of COVID-19 because of the continued spread of variants so the agency has extended the deadline.
Supervisor Matt Heinz said the extension is a relief because the county now has 27 million dollars in federal funds to help renters and landlords.
But right now, there's a backlog of 5,000 applicants with a 2 to 3 month wait.
The new Community Investment Corporation that allocates the funds has been up and running barely a week.
"Cutting checks. I think a half million dollars has gone or are going out now to start addressing the folks. By design, the system puts those folks in the most immediate and urgent need to the top of the pile," said Heinz.
To apply online: tucsonpimaep.com.
Or call 831-292-4308
A memo from County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry states that by early next week, he will be providing the Board a comprehensive review of the county's eviction rental assistance, homeless assistance and assistance to individuals involved in the eviction process.