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Question: I am a single mother and caretaker for my 92 year old grandfather. He is stable but declining rapidly. I am about to put him on home Hospice care. My lease is about to expire (at the end of June) and my landlord gave me very short notice that they are not renewing my lease and want me out. I'm afraid that a move right now would destabilize my grandfather and will lead to his death soon after a move. It is very difficult for me because we are low income and finding a place and moving in four weeks will be very difficult. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Answer: There is no legal method to extend lease termination/expiration beyond its specified time. However, various other resources are available to low income people needing help with housing, including short-term emergency assistance. Assistance programs are available by county, the State of Arizona https://housing.az.gov/ and the federal (HUD) government. The Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) can help people who qualify pay their rent if they are faced with an eviction or help people find new housing and help pay for security deposits and moving expenses (see http://www.aptfind.com/hprp_phoenix.html.) Catholic Charities also has programs in Arizona (by county) to help with "transitional housing" [INSERT LINKS TO HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN AZLAWHELP] Online searching is the fastest most efficient means of finding help.

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  • I am a single mother and caretaker for my 92 year old grandfather. He is stable but declining rapidly. I am about to put him on home Hospice care. My lease is about to expire (at the end of June) and my landlord gave me very short notice that they are not renewing my lease and want me out. I'm afraid that a move right now would destabilize my grandfather and will lead to his death soon after a move. It is very difficult for me because we are low income and finding a place and moving in four weeks will be very difficult. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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