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A house for rent in Phoenix.
Apartment rents in major U.S. cities decreased by as much as 27% over the course of the last year, but that’s not the same for many suburbs like Glendale and Gilbert, which were among the top 10 cities for rent-price increases in 2020.
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Feb. 12, 2021
Dr. Sophina Calderon
With many of us spending much more time at home over the last year, the common things we’d do most days have become much less common. For those who can work from home or order groceries via an app, the overall effect on our lives hasn’t been extremely dramatic. But many residents of the Navajo Nation and members of the Hopi Tribe have much greater challenges.
Feb. 11, 2021
furnished bedroom
A new Arizona bill would permit cities to enact zoning restrictions that could set limitations on the number of short-term rentals. This is despite a 2016 law that hinders cities and counties from enacting such limitations.
Feb. 11, 2021
Phoenix City Council chambers
Some north Phoenix residents feel betrayed after a developer changed plans for an assisted living center and received the City Council’s unanimous approval.
Feb. 10, 2021
For rent sign now vacant
Data from Eviction Lab shows there’ve been a lot of eviction filings in Phoenix, even during the pandemic. The Show spoke with Giridhar Mallya of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for more about what policies might help reduce evictions both here and nationwide.
Feb. 10, 2021
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Two Republican lawmakers are asking the Arizona attorney general to block an eviction moratorium that Pima County supervisors approved earlier this month. Sen. Vince Leach and Rep. Bret Roberts allege the move violates state law and the state constitution because it blocks evictions that aren't covered under a federal eviction moratorium.
Feb. 10, 2021
Empty room
Renters in Phoenix who need financial help may find it through a new city program. On Tuesday, the City Council approved $51.1 million to support struggling households.
Feb. 9, 2021
person opening front door with a key
The CDC’s limit on some kinds of evictions is in place through March and Arizona’s 211 information hotline recently launched a web tool to help users understand that protection and to connect Arizonans with local resources for housing needs.
Feb. 4, 2021
Phoenix historic home for immigrants
Nearly 30 years after a south Phoenix house was placed on the city’s historic property register, a new grant will lead to a new home. In 1904, German immigrant Louis Kunz built the house on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Mohave Street.
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Feb. 4, 2021
Several beds line the walls and floor at Central Arizona Shelter Services
After a two year process, Phoenix leaders approved more shelter beds for the Human Services Campus. But homeless service providers didn’t get all they wanted. Wednesday night, the council approved adding 275 more shelter beds near downtown, along with 200 more beds during harsh weather. But the majority of council members did not support a new 100-bed low-barrier shelter.
Feb. 4, 2021
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol on January 29, 2020. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
The feds allowed communities to opt out of it due to the pandemic, and the Maricopa Association of Governments decided to take that route. To learn about what that will mean for agencies who work with residents experiencing homelessness, The Show spoke with Amy Schwabenlender, executive director of the Human Services Campus in Phoenix.
Jan. 27, 2021
A for sale sign in the yard of a home in Phoenix
Phoenix has had the highest home appreciation rates in the country for the past 17 months, according to the S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Index. In October, the last month for which data is available, Phoenix saw a 12.7% year-over-year increase. Seattle and San Diego followed.
Jan. 21, 2021
Tempe City Council recently approved a new housing initiative it believes to be the first of its kind in Arizona to ensure affordable housing for years to come.
Jan. 17, 2021
home under construction
“Zombie subdivisions" left behind when the Great Recession collapsed the homebuilding industry in Casa Grande are coming back to life. The partially built neighborhoods were left incomplete, some with water and sewer lines and even paved streets.
Jan. 15, 2021
trash along curb by tents
Samantha Batko, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute, researches homelessness and low-income housing programs. Batko joined The Show to talk about policies that work to get people into stable housing and how those policies are implemented.
Jan. 6, 2021
Woman sitting outside next to tent
Last week, Maricopa County canceled their annual count of people living on the streets. Those homeless, but in shelters, will be counted.
Jan. 6, 2021
Flagstaff Shelter Services
It’s the holiday season in northern Arizona, and so far, there hasn’t been a lot of snow. But nights are cold. From Flagstaff to remote stretches of the Navajo Nation, winter can be hard for the poor and the elderly. Fortunately, there are people who want to help.
Dec. 29, 2020
For rent sign now vacant
After wavering over the holiday weekend on signing a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, the president finally put pen to paper Dec. 27 — extending unemployment benefits, issuing a $600 check to individuals and releasing rental assistance funds.
Dec. 28, 2020
Empty room
New data show the pandemic’s impact on the apartment rental industry.
Dec. 28, 2020
person opening front door with a key
Since President Trump still hasn’t signed the congressional pandemic aid package, thousands of Arizonans risk losing unemployment insurance and eviction protections this week. Some Arizona faith leaders say it’s time for Gov. Ducey to intervene.
Dec. 25, 2020

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