Eviction Prevention Free Legal Services:
Pima County funds free legal services for low-income residents facing eviction. The Office of Emergency Eviction Legal Services (EELS) is a new program that helps tenants in need of legal advice and representation in eviction cases. To find out if you qualify or to receive more information, call 520-724-3357 (520-724-EELS) or visit their website.
Step up to Justice connects people who qualify with free legal services and legal education http://www.stepuptojustice.org/apply-for-help
Tucson and Pima County Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance and Utility Relief Program https://tucsonpimaep.com/. This program provides rental and utility assistance to qualifying applicants to prevent housing instability, potential eviction, and financial hardships for tenants and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. They provide rental assistance up to 12 months in arrears and up to 3 months in advance. https://tucsonpimaep.com/ Number: 520-447-4423
List of various sources of rental assistance and eviction prevention: https://housing.az.gov/general-public/rental-assistance-resources-eviction-prevention/pima-county
Know Your Rights and Training for Tenants
Video about the Eviction process, taught by Pima County Interfaith
The Tucson Tenants Union is a tenant-led organization fighting for housing justice in Southern Arizona. https://www.tucsontenantsunion.org/
Know Your Rights: According to a 9th Circuit Court Decision (Martin vs. Boise), it is illegal to punish someone for sleeping outside if they do not have another place to go.
Casa Maria is a resource not just for free food, but also to help defend your rights as a person experiencing homelessness. Open 8:30am-11:30am every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas: 352 E. 25th Street Tucson, Arizona. (520) 624-0312
More resources available here: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/homelessness-resources
Website creation supported with funding from the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department and Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness.