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Afghanistan Flag
In a video on Twitter, state Rep. John Kavanagh says Afghan refugees are “roaming” the community of Scottsdale and may not have been properly vetted before arriving. His comments sparked backlash from rights groups who said the video was spreading misinformation and fueling anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Feb. 1, 2022
A for-rent sign at a home
Phoenix will soon consider offering private landlords $2,000 to rent to very low-income residents. The idea behind housing choice vouchers, commonly called Section 8, is to let people choose a private rental.
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Feb. 1, 2022
Wilburn Magee
The extremely contagious omicron variant has driven COVID-19 cases to record highs in Arizona. And it’s sent cases soaring for people experiencing homelessness, who often don’t have the option to isolate.
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Jan. 31, 2022
Home Construction
Housing, utilities and transportation costs are making it more expensive for higher-wage earners to live in the metro Phoenix region.
Jan. 27, 2022
Sold Home sign
Arizona is continuing to see an increase in home prices amidst a housing shortage – and many who are considered middle dlass are struggling to afford a home as middle-class incomes remain stagnant. This issue has particularly affected the quality-of-life for middle-class singles who are trying to afford a place on their own.
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Jan. 27, 2022
arizona flag, u.s. flag
A bill makes its way through the Legislature to expand what flags can be protected from HOAs to include flags supporting first responders.
Jan. 27, 2022
Homeless tents
The Maricopa Association of Governments sent hundreds of volunteers across the county for its annual count of homeless people. The count helps the Department of Housing and Urban Development set funding levels.
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Jan. 25, 2022
Tucson skyline
The city of Tucson’s annual count of people experiencing homelessness has been canceled as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Jan. 24, 2022
woman sitting outside tent
Phoenix is responding to citizen petitions calling for action around the state’s largest homeless shelter. The petitions focused on people living in tents outside the Human Services Campus located at 12th Avenue and Madison Street.
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Jan. 20, 2022
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development building
Emergency management officials on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota have a new building, but they have been operating out of an old jail that's set to be torn down.
Jan. 19, 2022
trash outside tents
The Maricopa Association of Governments is preparing for its annual survey to estimate how many people are experiencing homelessness in the region. The Point In Time Street Count was canceled last year due to pandemic concerns.
Jan. 18, 2022
An APS utility meter on a home
In early November, the state housing department launched the Homeowner Assistance Fund, meant to help people affected by the pandemic avoid foreclosure. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Why has the fund mostly helped homeowners with utilities and not mortgage payments, so far?
Jan. 16, 2022
Fake grass
State Rep. John Kavanagh proposed a bill to override rules of a homeowner association that prevents the use of artificial grass.
Jan. 13, 2022
a hope outreach specialist talking with those experiencing homelessness
The HOPE team does daily outreach on the street to build a rapport with people experiencing homelessness. That includes offering services like getting IDs, food or a connection to a mental health provider or recovery center.
Jan. 12, 2022
living-room
Some Republican lawmakers want to revisit a 2016 law that prohibited municipalities from stopping the listing of short-term rentals and vacation homes. In some areas, 40% of residential properties have ended up as vacation rentals.
Jan. 12, 2022
Apartment kitchen
“Go big or go home” is how City Manager Jeff Barton presented some ideas to the Phoenix City Council to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing. He suggested using $50 million to buy apartment complexes and offer units to low- and moderate-income residents.
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Jan. 11, 2022
Real Estate Series
A report has found that Phoenix's historic neighborhoods are more walkable, have lower foreclosure rates and more diverse housing prices and more tree cover than other Phoenix neighborhoods.
Jan. 11, 2022
A house for sale in north Glendale
American cities have been divided by race for generations. And ASU associate professor Rashad Shabazz argues it wasn’t accidental, and that its implications are vast.
Jan. 11, 2022
Help wanted
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported December’s national unemployment rate stood at 3.9%. Arizona’s unemployment rate, as of November, was at 4.7%.
Jan. 10, 2022
Circle the City quarantine
COVID-19 cases are soaring across Arizona. And a Phoenix health care organization that serves homeless populations is noting a steep rise in demand.
Jan. 7, 2022

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