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The Zone in Phoenix
As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, MAG is working to raise awareness of what is often a primary cause of homelessness for women.
Oct. 2, 2023
homelessness and heat
The Show spoke with Chuck Coughlin, longtime Arizona political consultant and CEO of GOP consulting firm HighGround, about homelessness.
Oct. 2, 2023
tents at 'the zone' homeless encampment in downtown phoenix
The Show spoke with Sam Tsemberis. He is a clinical community psychologist at UCLA and CEO of Pathways to Housing. He is also the creator of the Housing First model, which cities across the country, including in Arizona, have adopted, about his approach to homelessness.
Oct. 2, 2023
Fire truck in front of Camelback Mountain
Three Phoenix employees are accused of fraud, allegedly having taken tens of thousands of dollars from the government.
Sep. 28, 2023
Only one Phoenix City Council District will remain unchanged after leaders approved new district maps at a meeting Tuesday night.
Sep. 27, 2023
signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa city officials are seeking to buy a motel for $7.4 million to provide shelter for unhoused residents. Some state lawmakers have joined the chorus critical of efforts from multiple cities to provide temporary housing.
Sep. 26, 2023
hot Thermometer
Maricopa County officials said Friday that 289 heat associated deaths were confirmed as of Sept. 16, with another 262 deaths under investigation.
Sep. 22, 2023
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
Chandler has increased the incentives for homeowners to get rid of their grass lawn. The move is one of several rebates the city is using to encourage people to conserve water.
Sep. 22, 2023
homeless id project
The Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division says it has helped hundreds of people get state IDs in the first month since it opened a new office to serve homeless populations.
More Arizona housing news
Sep. 21, 2023
It’s the latest decision in a case brought by business owners, who say crime, damage and human waste have made the area on the edge of downtown Phoenix public nuisance.
Sep. 20, 2023
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
Days after Scottsdale mayor’s defended a homeless aid program to state lawmakers, the City Council approved spending roughly $500,000 for another year of hotel rooms.
Sep. 20, 2023
eviction notice
Last week, the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity reported a record number of employed Arizonans. Yet evictions in the state’s largest county only continue to climb.
Sep. 19, 2023
housing construction
Many older adults live in communities with monthly or quarterly homeowners association fees. These HOA dues are typically used for the maintenance of a community — things like landscaping or upkeep of the pool. But seniors on fixed incomes could run into trouble if they can’t pay their mandatory dues.
Sep. 18, 2023
housing construction
The U.S. Departments of Justice, and Housing and Urban Development announced this week that they’re sending about $5.4 million combined to Arizona. Roughly $3.6 million is a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Sep. 15, 2023
 Mountain America Stadium in Tempe at Arizona State University
The city proposes adding protections for those with housing choice vouchers that would make it illegal to discriminate based on someone’s source of income.
Sep. 15, 2023
David Ortega
The mayor of Scottsdale says a homeless program that was the subject of a field hearing on Wednesday serves city residents. Public money to help pay for a handful of hotel rooms to keep people off the street had drawn attention from a Republican state lawmaker who represents much of the city.
Sep. 14, 2023
Joan Serviss
Of the dozens of nominees Gov. Katie Hobbs has put forward to lead state agencies, the state Senate has confirmed only a handful. Now, the committee that vets those nominees wants the Senate to reject Hobbs’ pick to direct the state’s housing department.
Sep. 14, 2023
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren
The Navajo Nation has received a $55 million grant to provide help to Navajo homeowners. The assistance includes mortgage payments and home repairs.
Sep. 13, 2023
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
The Scottsdale City Council accepted a nearly $1 million grant this summer to pay for homeless people and asylum seekers to stay at a hotel near Pima and Indian Bend roads. It so concerned a state GOP lawmaker that he has called a public field hearing Wednesday.
Sep. 12, 2023
a for rent sign in front of a painted brick wall
The city of Phoenix is now accepting pre-applications for Section 8 housing choice vouchers for the first time since 2016.
Sep. 12, 2023

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