Arizona rental property owners and associations sue to overturn eviction moratorium


AZ Central (August 13, 2020) -- Arizona landlords are suing to stop the state’s eviction moratorium, saying it’s unconstitutional and violates apartment owners’ contracts with renters.

The Arizona Multihousing Association, the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona and several rental owners filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court late Wednesday. They're asking the court to invalidate the state’s eviction moratorium that Gov. Doug Ducey ordered on March 24.

In late July, Ducey extended the moratorium that protects renters who have been hurt by COVID-19 until Oct. 31 as long as tenants apply for aid from Arizona’s eviction protection programs.Housing advocates say Arizona’s moratorium extension will help thousands of renters stay in their home until they get the state aid. But they are concerned for property owners because the state money has been slow to get out. 

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