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Phoenix leaders are pushing Arizona’s congressional delegation to help low-income residents. Specifically, they want more federal vouchers for subsidized housing.
May. 30, 2023
Periwinkle Mobile Home Park on May 27, 2023
Residents of the Periwinkle Mobile Home Park near Grand Canyon University in Phoenix have been on notice to find a new place to call home. GCU bought the property with plans to develop student housing, and the deadline to move out was Sunday.
May. 27, 2023
Tents lining a street in the Zone homeless encampment in downtown Phoenix
Phoenix is facing dueling lawsuits as it tries to manage a crisis of homelessness that has converted its downtown into a tent city housing hundreds of people as summer temperatures soar.
May. 27, 2023
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The Biden administration recently awarded nearly $100 million in competitive community development grants to tribal nations. But only about $7.7 million is coming to local areas.
May. 26, 2023
The Zone downtown Phoenix
In March, local businesses won a lawsuit against Phoenix over what they say are health and safety concerns in and around the city’s biggest homeless encampment, known as “The Zone.” Concerns around crime are also shared by those living in it.
May. 26, 2023
Tempe has opened a family advocacy center. The confidential location is designed to serve all victims of crime.
May. 25, 2023
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At least four people in the Valley have died as a result of heat in 2023. That’s a slight increase compared to the same time period last year.
May. 25, 2023
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Heat-related deaths in Maricopa County have been rising. Last summer was the deadliest on record. So this year, the county is spending more on heat relief than it ever has before in hopes of turning the trend around.
May. 19, 2023
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
The Phoenix metro area is one of six regions nationwide that’s been tapped to participate in a new White House program to address homelessness.
May. 18, 2023
Phoenix City Council chambers
As Arizona lawmakers take a monthlong break, Phoenix leaders are moving forward on a budget with some uncertainty.
May. 16, 2023
A view of "The Zone" in downtown Phoenix
The ACLU of Arizona wants a judge to find the city of Phoenix in contempt of a court order that prohibits the city from violating the constitutional rights of unhoused people during encampment sweeps.
May. 16, 2023
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While there are some provisions to address Arizona’s housing crisis in the new budget, a bipartisan housing bill died in the state Senate. Now Sen. Steve Kaiser is reaching across the aisle to revive portions of that bill.
May. 11, 2023
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A special viewing of the 1989 movie, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” will be held at the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix.
May. 10, 2023
Phoenix playground park sign
Phoenix has a better idea of what’s taking place in city parks after hours, thanks to the first data from a pilot program that launched in February.
May. 10, 2023
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Arizona lawmakers are close to finalizing this year’s state budget. But affordable housing advocates are already celebrating the state’s plan to make a historic investment this year to address homelessness.
May. 10, 2023
Flagstaff Arizona sign I-17 North
Flagstaff’s City Council is weighing how to implement rules around short-term rentals in the city ahead of a proposed ordinance to license the growing market. Flagstaff wants to develop an ordinance by this summer and then implement licensing and fee payments by Sept. 1.
May. 10, 2023
Crews remove belongings from a tent in "The Zone"
The city has been slowly cleaning up blocks over the past few weeks, but the “enhanced cleaning” began Wednesday morning. Officials started clearing the area of Ninth Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets before 7 a.m.
More Arizona housing stories
May. 10, 2023
An aerial view of a development site in Scottsdale
Many Arizonans are concerned about the future availability of water. But in the community of Rio Verde Foothills, just outside of Scottsdale, the taps have already run dry. What’s the likelihood of other developments running into the same problem?
More Arizona water news
May. 8, 2023
Tents lining a street in the Zone homeless encampment in downtown Phoenix
A new project from the editorial board of the Arizona Republic dives deep into the issues driving the homelessness crisis in metro Phoenix — and what’s next.
May. 8, 2023
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it is sending $6.1 million to Arizona to create affordable housing.
May. 5, 2023


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