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Scottsdale city seal
Property owners who offer short-term rentals in Scottsdale must register with the city by January 8th.
Dec. 20, 2022
Peoria City Hall
Peoria residents who want to use their homes as Airbnbs or other short-term rentals now have to apply for a permit to do so. A new ordinance requires rental property owners to get the free permit and comply with other neighbor notification and health and safety guidelines.
Dec. 20, 2022
tents line the road in 'the zone' homeless encampment in phoenix
The city of Phoenix has resumed its clean-up of "The Zone" homeless encampment, now with new protocols.
Dec. 20, 2022
clothes on a rack
As the first day of winter approaches on Wednesday, the Valley is getting colder, and thousands of people remain unsheltered and on the streets. Maricopa County’s biggest emergency shelter is asking for help.
Dec. 19, 2022
a sign banning sitting or lying on sidewalks at 'the zone' homeless encampment in downtown phoenix
“The Zone" has become a flashpoint in the debate over how the city of Phoenix should handle its unsheltered population.
Dec. 19, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix leaders are closer to sending a $500 million dollar general obligation bond program to voters after approving recommendations presented by a citizen's committee Tuesday.
Dec. 13, 2022
The property is on the southwest corner of 35th Avenue and Paradise Lane
A Phoenix City Council member went against staff recommendations and convinced all her colleagues to vote against a new business in her district.
Dec. 8, 2022
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
The Chandler City Council voted unanimously Monday to oppose a multifamily housing development project. Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke says adding more affordable housing was not the issue.
More Arizona housing news
Dec. 6, 2022
unlocking a door
Airbnb launched a new program Wednesday to help Phoenix renters find apartments where they can host part time. The company said it will help renters earn extra income to offset the rising cost of living.
Dec. 2, 2022
Cabana Happy Valley apartments
Greenlight Communities is a private-sector solution where the average rent for a brand new apartment built by the company is about $1,300 a month versus $2,000 for a luxury apartment.
Dec. 1, 2022
If you’ve driven Interstate 17 around Peoria and Dunlap avenues, you may have noticed construction around the former Metrocenter Mall. Adding light rail is a key part of revitalizing the area and includes the system's first rail-only bridge over a Valley freeway.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 21, 2022
key in a door
Metro Phoenix and the entire state of Arizona are dealing with a housing crisis — and it’s especially acute for those adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Nov. 21, 2022
Model home resting on top of a pile of money
Since the pandemic, investors have been snapping up single family homes to rent out at higher rates. But now it might be investors who are feeling the brunt of the market decline as it’s balancing out.
More Arizona housing news
Nov. 17, 2022
Closed entrance
Redevelopment plans for the former Metrocenter Mall are moving forward after a final vote by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday.
Nov. 16, 2022
Developers looking for tax breaks in Phoenix will need to demonstrate a "true" public benefit, based on policies amended by the City Council on Tuesday.
Nov. 15, 2022
the vintage sign for the kiva lodge
Preservationists in Mesa are trying to save a building slated for demolition. The Kiva Lodge is expected to be torn down to make way for an affordable housing project, but advocates are trying to convince the new property owners to keep it standing.
Nov. 15, 2022
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe is asking for public feedback on proposed additional new regulations for short-term rentals beginning with a virtual event Monday. The city is one of several municipalities across the state desiring a move toward such new requirements.
Nov. 13, 2022
Rocky Point
Sonoran officials say they are investigating a case of possible fraud in Rocky Point after an Arizona state representative highlighted the issue in a press conference this week.
Nov. 9, 2022
A Phoenix park sign
The Phoenix City Council approved a pilot program for private security guards to patrol 11 city parks at night. But critics like councilwoman Yassamin Ansari say it targets people experiencing homelessness.
Nov. 8, 2022
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Imagine owning a home and being told you need to move — and take your home with you. That’s the experience for some residents across metro Phoenix as developers buy mobile home parks.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 7, 2022

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