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IRS Stimulus Check Scam Warning & Additional Information

Please remember that the IRS will not call to obtain your banking information to send your stimulus checks. If you receive a call like this, be aware, it is a scam. We've highlighted a few points about how to get your coronavirus checks as quickly as possible below.

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    Key Points

  • IRS will use banking data from 2019 tax returns. If you have filed in 2019 IRS will use your 2018 data for repayment.
  • FASTEST will be electronic deposits if someone provided banking information to the IRS for direct deposit of a tax refund.
  • If the IRS does not have banking information, they will send paper checks which will take many weeks or months. SLOWEST
  • It is suggested to HURRY and file your 2019 tax returns and provide up-to-date banking information.
  • Alternately, IRS will set up a portal for taxpayers to register their banking information so they are first in line to get checks.
  • IRS promises more information coming soon.

Renter Resources - AMA

ARIZONA HOUSING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Below is a list of resources available to Arizona tenants struggling to meet their financial obligations as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The organizations listed below are not affiliated with the Arizona Multihousing Association.


Help Paying Your Rent

We know this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety for our residents. We also know that many of our residents are suffering from job losses, furloughs and reduced hours. Fortunately, there is help available.

Direct Payments

The federal government will be making one-time cash payments directly to our citizens. These payments should be issued during the month of April either by check or direct deposit. How much will you receive?

  • Individuals earning less than $75,000 will receive $1,200.
  • Married couples earning less than $150,000 will receive $2,400.
  • If you have children, you will receive $500 per child.
  • Individuals earning more than $75,000 and less than $99,000 – and couples earning more than $150,000 and less than $198,000 – are eligible for a lesser amount.

Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

If you have lost your job, you can apply for state unemployment benefits. www.AZUI.gov

Congress is enhancing state unemployment to provide more income and to cover more people.

  • Adds $600 per week for four months on top of state unemployment.
  • Adds up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to those already enrolled but who are nearing the end of benefits.
  • Expands the program to include a number of workers not normally eligible to receive unemployment benefits. This includes:
    • Freelancers
    • Independent contractors/gig workers
    • Self-employed
    • Those with limited work history
    • Employees who are still employed, but whose hours have been reduced

It is important to apply as soon as possible. To help expedite aid, the federal government is funding the first week of benefits to encourage states to waive traditional waiting periods, but it may still take a couple of weeks to be processed

We're Here to Work with You

We understand there may be a delay in your ability to access these benefits. If that’s the case, please talk to us. We are offering a number of rent flexibility options – payment plans, waived late fees and other options.

We’re all in this together and all deserve safe and clean housing. We are thankful for the hard work of our employees in keeping our community operational and all they continue to do to prepare for and mitigate the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, we rely on rental payments to pay those workers and to cover our mortgage, utilities, maintenance and more.


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