11AM PT, 2PM ET
The Aspen Institute predicts that 20 percent of U.S. renters, including 577,733 in Arizona, will be at risk for eviction by the end of September. According to Arizona Public Service, last year 88,000 customers were behind in payments and owed over $36 million. As the COVID-19 pandemic’s lingering effect contributes to unemployment, these numbers are unlikely to improve.
Providing utility and rental assistance to people in crisis – many on the verge of eviction – is paramount as 30 percent of the 40 million renters throughout the country have little to no confidence in their ability to pay rent. Making this process simple so constituents know what assistance they may be entitled to can be complex.
Join Government Technology on August 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern as our experts discuss how the city of Phoenix and nonprofit organizations, including Wildfire, launched a cloud-based eligibility platform built on AWS. It efficiently distributes CARES Act funds to cover utility and rental assistance to Phoenicians who need it in the short term. The program will continue to expand assistance services for other eligible residents throughout the state.
Register now to hear how you can deploy this solution that:
- Distributes CARES Act funds to support households negatively impacted by COVID-19 and beyond
- Provides a streamlined, end-to-end process for customers through an eligibility portal that is accessible from any device
- Better communicates to individuals about the assistance they may qualify for
- Gives constituents and internal staff greater visibility into the status of benefits applications