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The city of Chandler is taking applications for its public housing waitlist. Demand for the units is so high, the city has not opened the waitlist for three years.
Oct. 7, 2021
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Mesa homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages may find relief through a foreclosure prevention program.
Oct. 4, 2021
Flagstaff City Hall
Flagstaff planners know there is an affordable housing crisis in the state and their own community. The city’s Housing Section is asking for public input on its draft 10-year housing plan that seeks comment on how to increase the amount of affordable inventory and housing subsidies over the next decade.
Oct. 3, 2021
The U.S. Senate $1 trillion infrastructure bill is focused on roads, bridges and other traditional builds. It does not include the additional funding that Dora Vasquez, executive director of the Arizona Alliance of for Retired Americans, says Arizona needs and is included in the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package.
Sep. 28, 2021
Phoenix is trying to hire more people to keep up with demand for utility and rent relief.
Sep. 23, 2021
John Giles
The Biden administration’s has launched the House America initiative, which is focused on having local areas direct federal funds toward affordable housing and helping people experiencing homelessness. Mesa is one of the cities that has moved enthusiastically in support of the concept.
Sep. 23, 2021
Roadway Inn Tempe
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the city of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
More Arizona Housing Stories
Sep. 18, 2021
A home sold in Phoenix
It’s a tough market for homebuyers across the country right now, but especially hard in metro Phoenix. "Buyer love letters" have become a common practice in the home buying process. But those letters and photos can present a potential risk for discrimination.
More Arizona Business News
Sep. 17, 2021
A for-rent sign at a home
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
More Arizona Housing Stories
Sep. 17, 2021
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 3.5. 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.
Sep. 17, 2021
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It is getting more expensive to buy land in Arizona — but it is also getting more expensive to own land. A rising state population along with increased development is dwindling farm acreage and driving up its cost.
Sep. 14, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
State lawmakers in 2016 essentially took away the power of cities to regulate the short-term rental industry. And while they’ve won back some of those powers since, city officials say it’s still not enough. Compare that to California, where cities are free to set their own rules on short-term rentals.
Sep. 14, 2021
eviction notice
Since the Supreme Court ended Biden’s eviction moratorium in August, pets are more at risk of being abandoned.
Sep. 10, 2021
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Many Arizonans are left without a financial buffer as unemployment benefits expired this week. But business owners have been anxiously anticipating the end date, hoping the deadline will drive people back to work. The expiration could not come fast enough for some business owners.
Sep. 9, 2021
A home for rent in Phoenix
Landlords say they have been financially devastated by 18 months of various eviction moratoriums, and they need state and local governments to distribute assistance faster.
Aug. 31, 2021
eviction notice
On Aug. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a national eviction moratorium that has been providing cover for nearly 20% of America’s renters. Nearly $500 million in federal emergency rental assistance has been distributed to Arizona over the past year, but state officials have been slow to dole out the relief.
Aug. 30, 2021
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After two years of debate, Phoenix leaders have unanimously approved the sale of a city-owned lot that houses Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post.
More Arizona Business News
Aug. 25, 2021
Edison-Eastlake future development site
The city has been planning to replace the housing projects with new, mixed-income housing since 2018. Now it has been discovered that the original projects were built over one of Phoenix’s largest archaeological sites, occupied centuries ago by the Hohokam people.
More Arizona Business News
Aug. 22, 2021
A for sale sign in the yard of a home in Phoenix
A new analysis from Realtor.com found that Phoenix is the No. 1 housing market in the country that’s negatively impacted by investors — as they take more houses out of the market than they put back on and leave homebuyers competing for more and more expensive homes. But there are signs that our market is beginning to soften.
More Arizona Housing Stories
Aug. 18, 2021
Homeless tents
Earlier this week, The Show heard how the Phoenix police are under investigation for multiple offenses. One of those is investigating whether or not the civil rights of homeless individuals have been violated.
Aug. 18, 2021

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