On August 3, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions in Communities with Substantial or High Levels of Community Transmission of COVID-19 to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (the Order). The Order imposed a temporary national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent in counties with high rates of community transmission to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Order applied to all standard rental housing, including mobile homes or land in a mobile home park. However, it did not cover individuals renting hotels, motels, or other guest homes rented temporarily. The Order ended on August 26, 2021 and is no longer in effect.
More details about the Order can be found on the CDC website.
If you were evicted for nonpayment of rent due to a COVID-19-related financial hardship between March 24, 2020 and August 26, 2021, or are currently worried about being evicted for nonpayment of rent, you should contact a lawyer or legal aid organization as soon as possible.
- To find a free or low-cost legal-service provider, you can fill out an online assessment at AZLawHelp.org and you will be contacted by a legal agency.
- You can also call 2-1-1, or visit 211Arizona.org for a list of legal resources.
To better understand the eviction process in Arizona and learn what you can do, visit azevictionhelp.org.
Arizona law protects renters from housing discrimination and harassment based on many categories including race, color, national origin, sex, religion/creed, physical/mental disability, retaliation, and familial status.
For more information about landlord and tenant relations, you can visit Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
Individuals residing in the following counties should contact the Community Legal Services office nearest to them:
- Maricopa County
- La Paz
- Yuma County
Please visit CLS Office Locations to get connected with the nearest Community Legal Services office.