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CDC Order Set Aside

The US Federal Court for the District of Columbia has issued an order setting aside the CDC Order. Alabama Association of Relators v. US Dept of HHS While we anticipate the local Justice Court in Pima County will be slow to respond to this Order, we are hopeful when we present our argument to the...

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April 27th updates for Landlords

Justice Court Update:  At the moment, only two of the Pima County Justices of the Peace will hear a motion challenging the CDC Declaration submitted by a tenant.  While I disagree with their position and believe we are asking for a finding of fact and not declaratory relief as these Justices are arguing, this leaves...

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New Language Required on Notices to Tenants

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” announced effective May 3, 2021 as part of the CDC Eviction Moratorium and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act “FDCPA” that the additional disclosures must be made to tenants with any nonpayment of rent notice or notice to terminate tenancy.  We have reviewed the language and believe the language...

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Pima County Board of Supervisors Provide Legal Assistance for Tenants

Tuesday the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved allotting and spending up to $2 million dollars of the federal rental assistance money allocated to Pima County (approximately $31 million) to provide legal counsel for tenants at risk of eviction due to unpaid rent or other material noncompliance of the lease agreement.  While we understand the...

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COVID Eviction Updates

Funding and Website for Rental Assistance Pima County and the City of Tucson have rolled out a website to provide funding and information to Landlords and Tenants due to the COVID Pandemic.  Link below: https://tucsonpimaep.com/ The City/County have received $51 million for rental assistance.  The website has to date only had a “soft” opening, but...

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App to Help Arizona Tenants find Resources

Arizona has launched an Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance App to help Arizona residents find statewide rental assistance resources. COVID Information and Referrals The app is available for both English and Spanish Speakers. Through the above links, tenants can find resources available depending on their zip code and the type of assistance needed (rent, utilities,...

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Pima County Board of Supervisors Action Puts Communities at Risk

On February 2, 2021 the Pima County Board of Supervisors addressed an agenda item titled eviction prevention.  There was no information provided in writing, thereby making it impossible for the public to address the topic in writing prior to the meeting, and a vote was taken on an oral motion.  Pursuant to this oral motion...

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December Update

2020 has been quite a year!  As it stands right now the CDC Order is set to expire December 31, 2020.  We are all waiting to see if it will be extended.  The good news is since the CDC Order we have not had any major changes for Landlords; a change from the daily updates...

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What should Landlords Expect in 2021

If only we had a crystal ball.  None of us expected 2020 to be what it was.  Looking forward to 2021, we can only speculate on what the new year may bring.  We do, however, have a few insights based upon what we have seen this year.  2020 was certainly not the year of the...