Congress Sent $289.6 Million to the State of Arizona to Help Keep People in Their Homes
(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick called on Gov. Doug Ducey to immediately disburse anti-eviction funds to tenants and landlords and help keep Arizonans in their homes. Rep. Kirkpatrick helped send approx. $289.6 million dollars to the State of Arizona through the American Rescue Plan, but the state has $285.2 million yet to spend.
Rep. Kirkpatrick looks forward to learning more about the Administration’s new announcement to revise and extend the eviction moratorium that recently expired, and also says it’s critical the state get the allocated anti-eviction money into the hands of Arizonans immediately to help keep families in their homes.
“Arizonans can’t get back to work and care for their families if they don’t know where they’re going to sleep tonight, and landlords can’t keep their local businesses open without money coming through the door,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “In addition to the Administration extending an eviction moratorium, the State of Arizona must hasten the flow of anti-eviction money that Congress allocated to keep the people of Arizona housed.”
The details on the status of anti-eviction funds Congress and the Administration have sent to Arizona can be viewed HERE.
“The money we passed in Congress to help mitigate this problem, is moving way too slow and we need urgent action from the state to help get in the hands of Arizonans, immediately,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick.