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Tempe makes $2M in COVID-19 aid available for mortgage, rent

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PHOENIX – The city of Tempe is making $2 million available to residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who need help paying their mortgage or rent.

Applicants, who must live or work in Tempe and meet other requirements, could be eligible for up to $10,000 or six months of assistance, the city said in a press release Tuesday.

“It’s critically important that we keep our residents in their homes and avoid evictions and foreclosures in our community,” Mayor Corey Woods said in the release.

“These emergency funds are a vital step toward helping stabilize individuals and families who have been hit hard financially and medically by this pandemic.”

The city expects to help 150-200 households with the emergency aid, which comes from federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds.

Tempe also offers coronavirus assistance programs for food, utilities and other needs that can be found on the city’s website.

Information about COVID-19 aid programs across metro Phoenix can be found at Maricopa County’s Take Care website.

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