Arizona Constables Reduce Evictions By Making Courtesy Calls

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Pima County Consolidated Justice Court, Tuscon, Arizona.

Pima County, Arizona elects its constables. Constables have different responsibilities in different American states. In Arizona, they are officers of the county justice courts. One of the jobs of constables and their deputies is enforcing eviction orders.

During COVID, the a few of Pima County’s constables decided not to enforce eviction orders even before the CDC’s eviction ban. On their own time, the constables also started making courtesy calls to tenants who were at risk of eviction.

What happened? Eviction rates dropped. The county saved a bag full of money. And the County constable Offices have added courtesy outreach calls to the paid activities of their staff.

Read more at High Country News: Rebel Eviction-Enforcers Are Helping Tenants Stay In Their Homes

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