Communication between the rental property owner and resident is more important than ever. Both parties are dealing with issues they have never encountered before. One such issue residents paying their rent timely when they may be significantly impacted by Covid-19 and the economic issues surrounding it.
While it is the resident’s responsibility to pay their rent including applying for rental assistance, it may be helpful for you as the rental property owner or the property manager to provide information on the available assistance.
Below is a list on rent assistance we are aware of. While we believe the list is complete, things change fast, continue to keep diligent to other options. Also, we believe the dollars are current as of this writing.
ADOH Rental Assistance – $5M already allocated + $32M still available from the COVID Emergency Relief Fund
HUD Emergency Solutions Grants Program – $21.9M
Maricopa County – $34.4M
- $30M for 18,000 months’ rent for 6-7,000 people suffering a COVID-connected loss of income or other associated complications from COVID closures.
- $4.4M in extra funding for the county’s Eviction Prevention program
City of Phoenix – $25M
- $22M (Eviction Prevention and Utility Assistance)
- $3M for refugee/Asylum Seeker Utility and Rental Assistance
City of Tempe – $442,000
Town of Gilbert – $380,726
- $100,000 to Save the Family for EPRA,
- $280,726 for AZCEND CAP for rent/utility assistance
City of Tucson
- $4M for eviction prevention and $1M for utility assistance
- $3M for a Workers & Families grant that will provide funding to families who’ve been impacted by COVID with a maximum of $700 per individual/$1,200 per family for use towards eviction prevention, utilities and other emergencies
Pima County – $600,000
Coconino County – $134,000 ($59,000 from Flagstaff)
A special thank you to Courtney LeVinus, CEO, Arizona Multihousing Association, for compiling this information.