Arizona Department Of Housing Pilot Program To Stem Evictions Arrives Quietly

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:23pm
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In 2017, the Arizona Republic published a series of stories focused on the spiking eviction rate in Maricopa County.

In response, the Arizona Department of Housing promised to help stem the tide by creating a program that assisted families before they found themselves inside a courtroom. But the September start date for that idea came and went — and still nothing.

Arizona Republic reporter Alden Woods spoke to The Show and said the pilot program has, in fact, arrived — albeit quietly — and in a much different form than originally promised.

Alden started by talking about the initial eviction crisis.

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