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homeless encampment
A judge this week denied the city of Phoenix’s request for more time to clear the area downtown known as "The Zone." The city now has just one month left to find shelter for the hundreds of people still living in the region's largest homeless encampment.
Oct. 4, 2023
Tracy Kidder
Tracy Kidder told The Show the story of one person in Boston who’s created a solution of sorts to the problem of getting health care for people living on the streets.
Oct. 4, 2023
The Zone in Phoenix
A judge on Tuesday denied the city of Phoenix’s legal request seeking extra time to clean up the city’s largest homeless encampment. City officials had asked to be given until April 2024 to complete the job.
Oct. 3, 2023
Will Knight
The Show spoke with Will Knight, decriminalization director for the National Homelessness Law Center, about how he would describe the role the courts have played in homeless policy and how that has changed in recent years.
Oct. 3, 2023
Prescott, Arizona sign
Northern Arizona University is looking for ways to help secure affordable housing for firefighters in the Prescott area.
Oct. 3, 2023
Circle the City mobile unit
The Show spoke with behavioral health consultant and licensed social worker Kate Chandler about how mental health problems and substance abuse collide for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Oct. 3, 2023
Noel Reeves
The Show spoke with Noel Reeves, who has been homeless in Phoenix for about a year, about his story and what he's seen during his time being homeless in Arizona.
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Oct. 3, 2023
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.
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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

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