Evictions on the Rise in Phoenix

Landlords in the Arizona metropolis filed the most evictions since 2008 last month.

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October 17, 2022, 10:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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Catherine Reagor, reporting for the Arizona Republic, highlights the Phoenix metro area’s growing eviction crisis as the region saw its highest number of evictions in September since 2008.

“Landlords filed to evict 6,685 renter households last month, according to Maricopa County Justice Courts,” making the rate of eviction nearly triple what it was in 2020. Additionally, judgments against tenants reached a record-high $3,337.50 in September.

The Phoenix metro had some of the highest rent increases in the country in 2021, though this trend has since reversed. “Now, the region has the lowest rent increases of any major metro area.”

As home prices rose during the pandemic, more Americans became—or remained—renters, causing a shift in demographics in many neighborhoods. With housing supplies low and demand growing, the rental market continues to put strain on many U.S. households.

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