By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic
Arizona renters impacted by COVID-19 can be evicted for the first time in 16 months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium expired Saturday.
Most housing experts anticipate a spike in evictions in August, but the true number of people at risk of losing their housing in Arizona is unclear.
About 138,500 of the state’s tenants say they are behind on rent, according to the latest Census Household Pulse Survey.
But not all landlords will seek eviction. Some may wait for their tenants to receive rental assistance from one of the state’s slow-moving aid programs. Others may try to push out delinquent renters quickly and fill their rentals with a long wait list of renters looking for housing.