On August 4, 2021, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with a non-profit agency, Community Legal Services (CLS), for $2.6 million for services through June 30, 2023.
The goal is to mutually benefit landlords and tenants – allowing the landlords to receive rent owed and to prevent family disruption.
CLS will provide legal assistance and representation to eligible Maricopa County tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who are facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent.
CLS services include:
CLS does not provide rent assistance payments. To seek information regarding rental assistance payments, please see the Emergency Rental Assistance Website.
The Legal Assistance program is available to all residents of Maricopa County facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent.
Note for City of Phoenix Residents: The City of Phoenix also contracts for CLS for Phoenix tenants who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). Click the following link for more information on the City of Phoenix’s Tenants Eviction Assistance Project (TEAP)
Persons eligible to receive legal services must:
Contact Community Legal Services directly at (602) 385-8880.
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