Following CIC’s role as fiscal agent for Eviction Prevention dollars in late 2020, the City of Tucson and Pima County are in the final stages of approving funding distribution for the second round of CARES act stimulus, and it is anticipated that CIC will administer funding. Once approved by Mayor and Council and the Board of Supervisors, CIC will be working directly with local social service agencies to qualify tenants and landlords for funding.   

To learn more and apply to the current waitlist please click the button below. 


UPDATED March. 11, 2021: 

  • We are thrilled to share that $27.1 million ($19.1 Million from the City and $8 Million approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 16) in federal funding for Eviction Prevention/ Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance will now be available locally through a shared program between the City of Tucson and Pima County. 

  • Case processing will begin shortly and there is currently a 5,000+ backlog of applicants. It is anticipated to take two-three months to complete the backlog of current cases

Applying for the waitlist does not guarantee funding. Funding is granted upon completion of all required documentation from both parties and eligibility approval verified by Service Agency Case Managers who will be assigned to each case.  

This program is specific to those in need of rental assistance who may also be behind on utilities. Individuals and families who are only in need of utility assistance CLICK HERE to see available resources. 

Eligibility Information:


Eligibility requirements as defined by the federal government:

  • Total renter household income is at/or below eighty-percent (80%) Area Median Income (“AMI”) as established by US Housing & Urban Development Department. SEE PIMA COUNTY AMI CHART BELOW. 
  • Renter is eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits or has experienced a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Renter has a demonstrated risk of homelessness, housing instability, or is residing in unsafe living conditions.
  • Renter’s household is experiencing a financial crisis due to COVID-19, which may include:
      • Reduction or loss of income;
      • Health and safety concerns; or
      • Crisis event that can be supported with documentation connecting it to COVID-19.
      • Lease aligns with assistance requested.
  • Emergency Rental Assistance, for costs identified in Landlord/Tenant Rent Arrears Settlement Agreement & Payment Plan, including, but is not limited to:
      • Current and all unpaid rent due after March 1, 2020.
      • Security deposit and first month’s rent up to 30 days prior to move-in date.
      • Utilities including: electric, gas, propane, etc.
      • Reasonable court and legal fees incurred by landlord in filing for eviction.
      • Other eligible costs as approved by County.


This is a voluntary program, and the proactive participation of landlords and property managers in cooperation with tenants will dramatically speed up the processing of assistance payments on behalf of the tenants. 

Documents needed to prove a landlord/tenant relationship will be able to be securely uploaded and submitted through the portal.  Additionally, payment agreements will be able to be executed through the portal.  Landlords and property managers will also be able to securely submit ACH bank information through the portal to facilitate payments within 48 hours of the full completion of and approval of tenant applications. 

In addition to all required information for the Tenant, below is a list of what will be required from Landlords to receive payment. 

  • Government issued legal identification
  • Current Lease
  • Verification of last payment from tenant
  • W-9
  • 5-Day Notice, 30-Day Notice or other proof that tenant is in the eviction process
  • Copy of Blank Check for Payment Purposes
  • Completed Landlord EP Payment Form (provided to Landlord)