On March 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced extending its nationwide COVID-19 eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. The CDC established a process for tenants to qualify for eviction protection under CDC rules. The moratorium doesn’t affect evictions due to nonpayment for other reasons or contract violations. The CDC put the order into place on September 4, 2020.

Several federal courts have struck down the CDC eviction moratorium; the latest was early this week at the sixth circuit. Tenants, landlords, and REALTORS® need to stay informed about these decisions.

In addition to the court challenges, the National Association of REALTORS® has fought successfully for federal rental assistance—and will continue to advocate to ensure the moratorium doesn’t lead to a spiraling crisis for housing providers and tenants. read more | NAR Federal Eviction Moratorium Resources    

Our WeSERV Government Affairs Director, Liz Recchia has both a podcast and blog post that discusses the moratorium.
  1. COVID-19 Eviction Orders – What You Need to Know about Adjudicating Your Claim with Judge Wismer  
  2. COVID-19 Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Update: January 2021 

Municipalities in the Phoenix-Metro area are also implementing assistance for their residents.
Arizona Department of Housing
Rental Assistance & Eviction Prevention Programs

With rent moratorium expiring soon, cities like Chandler begin to roll out their rent and utility assistance

Rent & Utility Assistance, Foreclosure Prevention & Lending Information

Crisis Assistance Programs

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program

Emergency Rent and Mortgage Funds   

WeSERV is currently gathering more information and resources that homeowners can utilize. Be sure to check next week's Announcement email and our news articles for additional information.