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Phoenix leaders will allow a developer to skip paying some taxes in exchange for redeveloping the former Metrocenter Mall. Rather than pay an estimated $67.8 million in sales taxes on construction, leases and retail, the developer will build up to nine public parking garages on the 80-acre site.
May. 25, 2022
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Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act is allowing Maricopa County to make its biggest investment ever in affordable housing projects. The County Board of Supervisors this month approved $35 million for several new housing programs.
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May. 24, 2022
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A new 200-bed shelter to provide heat relief for people experiencing homelessness is now open in downtown Phoenix. The shelter on 28th and Washington streets provides three meals a day, showers and dedicated beds.
May. 23, 2022
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The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl.
May. 21, 2022
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As Phoenix commits more money to address homelessness, there’s also a focus on accountability. The city’s proposed budget includes nine new positions to better manage outreach programs.
May. 17, 2022
Homeless unsheltered couple's tent on Phoenix homeowner's porch
As temperatures rise, a Ph.D. student opened her patio to an unsheltered couple. But the city of Phoenix says she's violating city code.
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May. 10, 2022
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Phoenix area experienced the highest rate of inflation of any metropolitan area over the past year. The average consumer price index increase from last year to this one is 7.9%, but prices in the Valley rose 10.9%.
May. 8, 2022
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Phoenix's first 100 degree day of the year may come this week. And the Phoenix nonprofit, Human Services Campus, is beginning its annual drive to collect bottled water for people experiencing homelessness.
May. 5, 2022
Flag of Ukraine
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for a special parole program for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war. It’s a similar program to the one rolled out for Afghans, with a few important differences.
May. 3, 2022
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Plans for the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix have grown since KJZZ first reported the deal last December. Here's the latest vision for the landmark property off Interstate 17 between Dunlap and Peoria avenues.
Phoenix parking deal with Metrocenter developer could cost $68M
Apr. 26, 2022
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The city of Surprise and Maricopa County will spend federal coronavirus relief funds to build a multigenerational community resource center.
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Apr. 24, 2022
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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
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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.
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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


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