Pima Supervisors Devote $2 Million to Avoid Tsunami of Evictions Coming April 1

UPDATE: The Board of Supervisors voted to direct up to $2 million to support legal defense costs for residents facing eviction, and it also entered into a new contract with several testing contractors to continue the county’s free COVID-19 testing program. The eviction defense motion, proposed by Supervisor Matt Heinz, will create a program funded by federal coronavirus relief money to provide eviction-related legal counsel for tenants while increasing marketing and outreach for eviction prevention clinics. The rapid approach of Wednesday, March 31, is causing dread, fear, and anxiety for thousands of people in our community. That is the day [...]