By Courtney LeVinus | Arizona Republic
It’s been more than a year since the first federal eviction moratorium was signed into law.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium – already ruled unconstitutional by three federal judges across the country – was recently extended until June 30. This extension brings to 15 months the amount of time property owners in Arizona will be required to provide free housing for tens of thousands of renters.
Many rental property owners, including small businesses and mom-and-pop rental owners, have struggled to pay their own mortgages, property taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance costs. I recently heard from one rental owner who has not received a single dollar in rent for more than a year.