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 to provide no cost legal assistance to renters.
Assistance for Eligible Tenants
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:
Legal information about tenant rights, landlord responsibilities, and eviction process including any applicable federal laws, rules, or requirements for public and subsidized housing;
Legal advice specific to tenant’s case; and
Legal representation in landlord negotiations and at any of the County Justice Courts and/or the Superior Court, depending on jurisdiction.
CLS does not provide rent assistance payments. To seek information regarding rental assistance payments, please see the Emergency Rental Assistance page.
The Legal Assistance program is available to all residents of Maricopa County facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent.