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The U.S. Departments of Justice, and Housing and Urban Development announced this week that they’re sending about $5.4 million combined to Arizona. Roughly $3.6 million is a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Sep. 15, 2023
 Mountain America Stadium in Tempe at Arizona State University
The city proposes adding protections for those with housing choice vouchers that would make it illegal to discriminate based on someone’s source of income.
Sep. 15, 2023
David Ortega
The mayor of Scottsdale says a homeless program that was the subject of a field hearing on Wednesday serves city residents. Public money to help pay for a handful of hotel rooms to keep people off the street had drawn attention from a Republican state lawmaker who represents much of the city.
Sep. 14, 2023
Joan Serviss
Of the dozens of nominees Gov. Katie Hobbs has put forward to lead state agencies, the state Senate has confirmed only a handful. Now, the committee that vets those nominees wants the Senate to reject Hobbs’ pick to direct the state’s housing department.
Sep. 14, 2023
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren
The Navajo Nation has received a $55 million grant to provide help to Navajo homeowners. The assistance includes mortgage payments and home repairs.
Sep. 13, 2023
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
The Scottsdale City Council accepted a nearly $1 million grant this summer to pay for homeless people and asylum seekers to stay at a hotel near Pima and Indian Bend roads. It so concerned a state GOP lawmaker that he has called a public field hearing Wednesday.
Sep. 12, 2023
a for rent sign in front of a painted brick wall
The city of Phoenix is now accepting pre-applications for Section 8 housing choice vouchers for the first time since 2016.
Sep. 12, 2023
The light rail platform at 19th and Glendale avenues
After years of hearing complaints about light rail security, one Phoenix council member wants to consider adding barriers to keep out people who don’t pay fares.
More Arizona business news
Sep. 12, 2023
A home for lease in north Phoenix
Arizona is among 41 states that have reached a $35 million settlement with a nationwide leasing company. The company often led consumers to believe they were signing up for an installment plan or credit sale when, in reality, they were entering into a lease.
Sep. 11, 2023
Fountain Hills Town Hall
A series of ordinances addressing homelessness in Fountain Hills became the center of discussion at an August town council meeting. Councilman Allen Skillicorn proposed two of the approved ordinances aimed at curbing urban camping and roadway pedestrians.
Sep. 9, 2023
Tempe outreach team speaks with citizens in the city
As unsheltered populations have been rising throughout the Valley, Tempe has seen a significant year-over-year drop. The city reported the number of unhoused people plunged from 515 last summer to 355 in the latest count.
More Arizona housing news
Sep. 7, 2023
On Wednesday, the administrator of the Community Assistance Program reported to the public safety subcommittee that 48 caseworkers have since been hired and trained.
Sep. 7, 2023
Top half of a wooden tiny home
The Show spoke with Tom Simplot, who used to run the Arizona Department of Housing under former Gov. Doug Ducey and once served on the Phoenix City Council, about a move to legalizing backyard guesthouses or casitas and what it could mean for the broader housing outlook in the Valley.
Sep. 7, 2023
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
The Show spoke with Scottsdale City Council member Solange Whitehead on a program designed to help house people who are homeless after "The Zone" was cleared.
Sep. 7, 2023
"For Rent" sign for a casita
Phoenix homeowners will soon be able to build an extra home on their lots. On Wednesday, the City Council approved accessory dwelling units in backyards.
Sep. 6, 2023
The lawsuit against the city of Phoenix to disband its largest homeless encampment, known as "The Zone," is still ongoing. As the city cleared another block late last week, local activists gathered outside the barriers set up around it.
Sep. 6, 2023
The Zone in Phoenix
The Show spoke with LA Times reporter Noah Bierman about his research on homelessness in Los Angeles compared to other similar cities.
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Sep. 5, 2023
downtown tucson
A lawsuit filed against Tucson by three organizations advocating for the city’s homeless population was dropped late last week. The initial filing alleged that the city used harsh ordinances and ‘sweeps’ of public parks to try to keep homelessness out of view.
Sep. 4, 2023
Fountain Hills fountain
Last week, Fountain Hills lawmakers passed ordinances aimed at curbing homeless encampments and panhandling. Anyone found to be lingering along a roadway or engaged in so-called “urban camping” can now be charged with a misdemeanor.
Sep. 1, 2023
sandbags
The federal government says the landscape has changed some areas of Arizona where flooding has posed a real risk. Updated floodplain mapping is now available for one northern Arizona community.
Aug. 31, 2023

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