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When the CDC's eviction moratorium expires on Dec. 31, close to 250,000 Arizonans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic's economic fallout could lose their homes. A coalition of interfaith leaders from across Arizona is calling on Gov. Ducey to do something about this impending homelessness crisis.
Dec. 11, 2020
Downtown Flagstaff
The Flagstaff City Council declared a housing emergency last week, pledging to find ways to make housing more affordable. Mayor Coral Evans said Flagstaff is so used to living with runaway housing costs that it has gotten used to it.
Dec. 9, 2020
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The pandemic led the city’s public works department to come up with a new way for Phoenix residents to get rid of hazardous materials.
Dec. 3, 2020
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A new report aims to serve as a resource to make it easier for people with autism and other cognitive disabilities to find a place to live. A Place in the World includes more than 150 terms to help guide people to better understand housing preferences, accessibility needs, supportive amenities and service delivery models. Lack of housing — specifically affordable housing — is a major concern not just in Arizona, but around the country, and Denise Resnik thinks this new guide can help.
Dec. 2, 2020
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The pandemic has only made worse already-existing inequalities in housing in our state. And from who has access to affordable housing to the impending end of the eviction moratorium here, this year’s State of the State conference held by ASU’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy tackled all of it.
Dec. 2, 2020
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Increased home sales and lower inventory continue to drive up housing costs in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Maricopa County’s median sales price is now $28,000 higher more than the national median.
Luxury Housing Market Booming In Arizona
Dec. 1, 2020
Back in September, a home in Scottsdale’s Silverleaf community sold for $24.1 million. The luxury housing market here is booming, and according to some, it bodes well for the already-hot housing market in our state overall.
Dec. 1, 2020
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A group of tenant advocates took a look at a sampling of evictions in Maricopa County from February to July. The data suggested potentially hundreds of renters were removed from their homes when they should not have been under federal law.
Nov. 19, 2020
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Phoenix is using half a million dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds to help keep pets and people together during the pandemic and recession.
Nov. 5, 2020
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Even with the CDC order in-place, Pam Bridge with Community Legal Services expects to see more evictions in Arizona with the expiration of the state order.
Arizona Gov. Ducey Announces Additional $7 Million For Housing Assistance
Oct. 30, 2020
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The Phoenix City Council rarely approves anything unanimously right now. But on Oct. 27, they all agreed on a plan to address the mounting homelessness crisis in our region. Jessica Boehm covers homelessness and housing insecurity for the Arizona Republic. The Show spoke with her more about it, and why these changes are coming now.
Oct. 29, 2020
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U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Oct. 28, 2020
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Community feedback led Phoenix to revise its plan to address homelessness. During Tuesday’s council meeting, staff presented the revised plan which includes a task force.
Oct. 27, 2020
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 9.7%. 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.
Oct. 23, 2020
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The city of Glendale will pay up to six months of rent, up to $2,000 per month, for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19. The application window will be just two weeks long, starting Nov. 1, and the aid will be distributed through a lottery system.
Oct. 20, 2020
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The median lot size for a single-family home hit a record low in 2019. The National Association of Homebuilders said the median lot size for a new single-family detached home was 8,177 square feet (0.188 of an acre).
Oct. 16, 2020
Phoenix City Council chambers
The future for nearly 200 homeless and at-risk veterans in Phoenix looks brighter after the City Council directed $10.5 million in federal funds to support the group. Seven years ago, renovations wrapped up at Grand Veterans Village, a former hotel near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road that offers apartments to veterans.
Oct. 13, 2020
Arizona Supreme Court building
The Arizona Supreme Court will not hear a case that challenges Gov. Doug Ducey’s eviction moratorium. The order, which keeps landlords from evicting tenants who can’t pay their rent because of COVID-19, will remain in effect through at least the end of October, when it is set to expire.
Oct. 8, 2020
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Metro Phoenix's multifamily housing market is going strong despite a pandemic, recession, and unusually high rates of unemployment. Angela Gonzales with the Phoenix Business Journal has been covering that hot market. The Show spoke with her more about just how strong it is.
Oct. 6, 2020
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Some neighborhood groups in Phoenix are pushing to have a bigger say in the city’s plan to address homelessness. They presented several suggestions Wednesday to members of the city council’s Land Use and Livability Subcommittee.
Sep. 30, 2020

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