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Arizona Legislature approves $50 million for coronavirus funding

It includes money to prevent evictions and foreclosures.
Arizona State Capitol (Photo: 12 News file photo)

PHOENIX — Fears of evictions and foreclosures due to coronavirus financial hardships could be set aside for a while. The Arizona House passed an emergency budget package that includes $50 million in funding to help with coronavirus relief. 

That bill was previously passed by the state Senate. The legislature then adjourned for a least three weeks.

The package includes money to prevent evictions and foreclosures due to coronavirus. 

PHOENIX - Leading up to the coronavirus pandemic -- it was a seller's market in the Valley. Inventory was incredibly low and demand was incredibly high. "So we started with an excellent foundation here in Arizona. In terms of what happened in the last week, we've been continuing to sell homes," said Arizona realtor Holly Henbest.

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It also provides services for the homeless, assist small businesses and pay for food bank operations. The package includes longer welfare payments and a waiver from work requirements.

It adds to a basic budget package that the Legislature is rushing through to ensure the government keeps running during the virus crisis.

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