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Roadway Inn Tempe
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the City of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
Sep. 18, 2021
A for-rent sign at a home
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
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Sep. 17, 2021
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 3.5. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Sep. 17, 2021
corn  in field
It is getting more expensive to buy land in Arizona — but it is also getting more expensive to own land. A rising state population along with increased development is dwindling farm acreage and driving up its cost.
Sep. 14, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
State lawmakers in 2016 essentially took away the power of cities to regulate the short-term rental industry. And while they’ve won back some of those powers since, city officials say it’s still not enough. Compare that to California, where cities are free to set their own rules on short-term rentals.
Sep. 14, 2021
eviction notice
Since the Supreme Court ended Biden’s eviction moratorium in August, pets are more at risk of being abandoned.
Sep. 10, 2021
help wanted sign
Many Arizonans are left without a financial buffer as unemployment benefits expired this week. But business owners have been anxiously anticipating the end date, hoping the deadline will drive people back to work. The expiration could not come fast enough for some business owners.
Sep. 9, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
Landlords say they have been financially devastated by 18 months of various eviction moratoriums, and they need state and local governments to distribute assistance faster.
Aug. 31, 2021
eviction notice
On Aug. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a national eviction moratorium that has been providing cover for nearly 20% of America’s renters. Nearly $500 million in federal emergency rental assistance has been distributed to Arizona over the past year, but state officials have been slow to dole out the relief.
Aug. 30, 2021
front of building with porch
After two years of debate, Phoenix leaders have unanimously approved the sale of a city-owned lot that houses Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post.
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Aug. 25, 2021
Edison-Eastlake future development site
The city has been planning to replace the housing projects with new, mixed-income housing since 2018. Now it has been discovered that the original projects were built over one of Phoenix’s largest archaeological sites, occupied centuries ago by the Hohokam people.
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Aug. 22, 2021
A for sale sign in the yard of a home in Phoenix
A new analysis from Realtor.com found that Phoenix is the No. 1 housing market in the country that’s negatively impacted by investors — as they take more houses out of the market than they put back on and leave homebuyers competing for more and more expensive homes. But there are signs that our market is beginning to soften.
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Aug. 18, 2021
Homeless tents
Earlier this week, The Show heard how the Phoenix police are under investigation for multiple offenses. One of those is investigating whether or not the civil rights of homeless individuals have been violated.
Aug. 18, 2021
Poetry and music are two art forms which frequently address social justice issues. Arizona State University senior Austin Davis, who is the founder of AZ Hugs For Houseless, has combined both in a recent EP.
Aug. 15, 2021
A house for rent in Phoenix
Arizona’s Democratic delegation to the U.S. House of Representative sent a letter to Gov Ducey this week urging him to help speed up payouts of emergency rent money. Arizona’s landlord trade group says federal action is needed first.
Aug. 13, 2021
The Moreland development
The Moreland is being developed by nonprofit community development organization Native American Connections in partnership with the city of Phoenix; it will give people who make an average of $24,000 a year a place to live — right in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
Aug. 12, 2021
eviction notice
The expiration and reinstatement of the national eviction moratorium in the past week has given whiplash to people working in local justice courts. A statewide trade group of housing owners calls the government's move unacceptable and unconstitutional.
Aug. 6, 2021
Homeless tents
The leader of an Arizona organization that works on homeless initiatives says that certain laws already criminalize homelessness and that police intimidation makes it a moral and religious issue.
U.S. To Investigate Phoenix Police Over Excessive Force Allegations
Phoenix Police Chief, Union, Activist React To Investigation
Aug. 6, 2021
person opening front door with a key
Arizona has only sent out a fraction of the emergency rental assistance it received. And Joanna Carr of the Arizona Housing Coalition estimates the state has spent less than 10% of its share of rental assistance, which means there’s a lot of money still out there for both renters and landlords.
Aug. 5, 2021
eviction notice
The Biden administration has extended the CDC's eviction moratorium, just a few days after it expired over the weekend. To learn what this extension might mean for Arizona renters, The Show spoke with Pamela Bridge, an attorney and the director of litigation and advocacy at Community Legal Services.
Aug. 4, 2021

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