By Catherine Reagor and Rebekah Sanders | The Republic
Thousands of Arizonans struggling to pay rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic could lose their homes this summer when Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order delaying evictions expires, government data suggests.
Renters who were sick with the virus, lost jobs or had to stop working because schools were closed have had a reprieve since late March.
At that time, Ducey launched a $5 million fund to help renters and temporarily delayed eviction enforcement through July 22. Congress also banned evictions until July 25 on rentals with federally backed mortgages.