The purpose of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is to prevent housing instability for tenants due to Covid-19 related hardships. Tenants and/or landlords are paid directly for past due and qualifying months of rental assistance.
For this reason, ERAP requires that participating landlords agree NOT to evict tenants for non-payment for at least 30 days following payment, or to suspend or dismiss active cases against tenants.
Landlords may also qualify for up to $500 in legal fee reimbursement for cases that have already been filed. We encourage landlords to be partners with ERAP to promote housing stability for Arizona residents.
Is the eviction moratorium still in effect?
On August 26, 2021, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s eviction moratorium. This means tenants can be evicted for non-payment of rent.
If you are facing eviction, there are resources available, in addition to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program that provides help with rent and utility payments for qualifying households.
If you need legal assistance with a potential eviction, there are resources available at https://azevictionhelp.org and https://clsaz.org/.