By Catherine Reagor | The Republic
Phoenix and Maricopa County have launched renter and mortgage aid programs with a total of $50 million to help residents hurt by COVID-19.
Both programs are taking applications and could help more than 11,000 metro Phoenix residents.
These housing-aid plans require less documentation and income restrictions than the $5 million state fund to prevent evictions. Because of that, the new programs are expected to help both struggling tenants and landlords quickly.