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A Phoenix skyline
The Phoenix City Council recently approved a heat response plan for this summer. For the first time, staff from the city’s homeless services program will join volunteers as they pass out water and maps to cooling centers.
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Apr. 24, 2022
apartment complex under construction
Arizona’s shortage of affordable housing ranks among the most severe in the nation. A report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows for every 100 extremely low income renters in Arizona, there are just 26 units available.
More Arizona housing news
Apr. 21, 2022
Phoenix City Council chambers
As Phoenix city council members consider how to spend its next allotment of federal relief funds, they’re prioritizing homelessness and low-income housing but some say the city needs to give special attention to a specific population.
Apr. 12, 2022
Five $20 dollar bills on table
Consumers in Maricopa and Pinal counties are paying an average of 10.9% more than a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index.
Apr. 12, 2022
key in a door
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $17 million to build 610 affordable housing units.
Apr. 11, 2022
Phoenix skyline with a cactus
The census is out with new numbers that show just how many people moved around the country during the pandemic — and Phoenix is coming out on top.
Apr. 11, 2022
Downtown Flagstaff
Flagstaff Shelter Services soon will be placing people in need of emergency housing in a newly-purchased property.
Apr. 9, 2022
Jose Sierra
Sonoran officials were in Phoenix on Thursday to promote a real estate summit that they hope can grow into a yearly gathering alternating between the United States and Mexico.
Apr. 7, 2022
Fake grass
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that prevents homeowner associations from adopting rules that block the use of artificial turf.
Apr. 7, 2022
canada flag
Starting April 1, 2022, the Canadian government no longer required fully-vaccinated travelers to be COVID-tested before re-entering the country.
Apr. 5, 2022
Viola and Muhammad using Elaine's services
Many individuals in the homeless population face challenges that go beyond finding available housing units. For some, it’s obtaining a government ID. For others, it’s transportation to a doctor’s appointment or the grocery store.
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Mar. 30, 2022
love letters scattered around
For years, the competitive housing market led some potential buyers to write so-called love letters to homeowners who lived in attractive communities or neighborhoods. One Valley realtor explains why she won’t participate.
Mar. 30, 2022
Respiro shelter
The Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix is opening a 100-bed overnight shelter. This is the first time this type of pre-fab structure is being used as an emergency shelter in Maricopa County.
Mar. 29, 2022
Hawthorne California neighborhood aerial photo
In the first full year of the pandemic, the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago metro areas had the greatest population losses in the nation. On the flip side, the Dallas area grew by more than 97,000 residents and Phoenix jumped by more 78,000 people.
Mar. 24, 2022
man lugging belongings
Phoenix is launching a program to help people experiencing homelessness. The effort will combine work opportunities with supportive services.
Mar. 23, 2022
man talking to another man
Phoenix is dedicating more money to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved spending $9 million in federal funds to address behavioral health and homelessness.
Mar. 23, 2022
house with for sale sign
According to a study from the National Association of Home Builders, the median new home price in the state is about $464,413, which is out of reach for about 74% of Arizona households.
Mar. 23, 2022
Fake grass
The Arizona Senate gave preliminary approval to a measure that would ban homeowner associations from stopping residents from replacing their natural lawns with artificial turf, with some exceptions.
Mar. 22, 2022
Woman sitting outside next to tent
The Maricopa County 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count is out and it’s not looking good. Glendale saw an increase of nearly 139% from 2020. Phoenix, which has the most people experiencing homelessness, is up 30%.
Mar. 11, 2022
sign outside apartment complext
Demolition is underway at a downtown Phoenix apartment complex that once housed low-income seniors. That led one listener to ask through KJZZ's Q&AZ project: What's the status of the Deck Park Vista apartments?
Mar. 10, 2022


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