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a for rent sign in front of a painted brick wall
After years of explosive rent growth, the Phoenix area saw prices fall slightly in 2023. Tenants in the Valley can expect another year of slower rent increases in 2024, according to the multifamily housing research group Yardi Matrix.
Feb. 1, 2024
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The Show spoke with former Arizona lawmaker Steve Kaiser about why he says he might be able to accomplish more meaningful change on the housing front from outside the Legislature.
Jan. 31, 2024
An apartment complex under construction in north Phoenix
The Show spoke with Jacqueline Edwards, director of Maricopa County's Human Services Department, about the Board of Supervisors plan for building affordable housing across the county.
Jan. 30, 2024
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Arizona’s Republican lawmakers want to allow homes to be built on smaller lots and prohibit cities from requiring homebuyers to join homeowners associations.
Jan. 29, 2024
Empty room
A local LGBTQ-advocacy organization received a nearly $2 million grant to help support the youth it serves. The grant is the largest in the group’s history.
Jan. 29, 2024
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In the Phoenix area, the annual Point-In-Time homelessness counts have revealed a dramatic increase in homelessness over the past decade. As a result, the counts have become more complicated, and also more critical.
Jan. 29, 2024
arizona driver license
House Bill 2143 would exempt people from paying the $12 fee needed for a license if they don’t have a current address or their nearest address is a homeless shelter.
Jan. 27, 2024
Black five story building with multicolored tiles on the ground
A new luxury apartment building inspired by the video game “Mario Kart” is under construction on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix.
Jan. 25, 2024
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
Richard Crews works in homeless services in Phoenix, and says they already have a good handle on how many people are experiencing homelessness — and the point-in-time count tends to be an undercount.
Jan. 25, 2024
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Nationally, only a few percent of homeowners bother getting flood insurance policies. Federal emergency officials say most counties are now prone to some sort of flood risk and want to increase coverage around the country.
Jan. 23, 2024
no camping
Republican lawmakers want to give Arizonans the chance to recoup some of their property tax payments if cities refuse to enforce laws related to homelessness and panhandling.
Jan. 22, 2024
Austin Davis Loads Up Supplies in a wagon
The city of Tempe is denying a special event permit for the Phoenix nonprofit known as AZ Hugs. The organization serves the homeless by hosting Sunday family picnics at parks around the Valley, including Tempe.
Jan. 21, 2024
Glendale is considering a partnership with the Maricopa County Human Services Department to develop transitional housing for some veterans. Veterans Community Project entered into an agreement with the city for the development of 50 units.
Jan. 20, 2024
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Gov. Katie Hobbs announced last June that the state would no longer approve some development projects in areas where groundwater is the only source. But in her State of the State address earlier this month, Hobbs proposed a new pathway for groundwater-reliant communities to continue growing.
Jan. 17, 2024
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Rising housing prices can hit older adults hard, especially if they’re on a fixed income. Now, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will allocate $2 million that’ll go towards senior apartments in Goodyear.
Jan. 17, 2024
phoenix municipal court building
Phoenix thinks a new municipal court could help some people end their homelessness.
Jan. 16, 2024
A state House of Representatives subcommittee met Thursday to address Arizona’s growing homelessness crisis. After hearing testimony, they plan to introduce legislation addressing the crisis by the end of the month.
Jan. 12, 2024
culdesac tempe development
A new development in Tempe goes beyond trimming parking spaces to free up space for people. It bills itself as the nation's first car-free neighborhood.
More Arizona housing stories
Jan. 12, 2024
Cathedral Rock Trailhead Sedona Arizona
The Sedona City Council has opted to support a program the city proposed late last year that provided locally employed residents a safe place to park if they couldn’t afford to live there.
Jan. 11, 2024
A pilot program to help Phoenix property owners disproportionately affected by homelessness could become permanent.
Jan. 10, 2024

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