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Coconino County officials are considering new regulations for short-term rentals. The county’s Board of Supervisors met this week to discuss a proposed ordinance, which would – among other things – require rental operators to obtain a permit or license.
Jan. 27, 2023
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is looking for feedback from residents as part of an ongoing community survey.
Jan. 26, 2023
tents line the road in 'the zone' homeless encampment in phoenix
A state House committee later today is expected to debate a bill that aims to help deal with the state’s homeless population, but the bill isn’t the only approach lawmakers are taking with this issue.
Jan. 23, 2023
Lake Mead
The Phoenix area has been one of the fastest growing metros in the country for years, with people and businesses moving here and developments sprouting up Valley wide. But, at the same time, the region is facing a water shortage, as Colorado River supplies decline, and leaders look for new potential sources.
More Arizona water news
Jan. 20, 2023
As the crowd of protesters marches by in the background, a lone police officer sits on his motorcycle to watch them pass.
Though the bill is based on a reasonable sense standard, some worry it will chill free speech and limit activity on public areas.
Jan. 20, 2023
A new survey says 20% of business travelers plan to take more trips this year than they did before the pandemic.
Jan. 18, 2023
items piled near the sidewalk in 'the zone' homeless encampment in phoenix
The court battle continues between the city of Phoenix and people who do business or own property in an area known as “The Zone.” A new ruling indicates the case will go to trial.
Jan. 18, 2023
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ $17 billion budget includes more money for public education and would put $150 million into the state’s housing trust fund. But it also gets rid of two high-profile programs from the Ducey administration: universal school vouchers and the Border Strike Force.
Jan. 17, 2023
signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa is holding three virtual community meetings to address housing instability, including the lack of affordable housing. The forums are designed to help vulnerable communities with their housing needs.
Jan. 13, 2023
trash outside tents
A new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says homelessness in Arizona increased by more than 23% from 2020 to 2022 — a period of time when the national homelessness rate increased by only 1%.
Jan. 11, 2023
Apartment Foundation
Arizona Housing Department Director Tom Simplot will be staying on for a few more weeks, before Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominee Joan Serviss takes over. The Show spoke with Simplot about the state of Arizona’s housing shortage.
Jan. 11, 2023
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Tempe is joining cities like Peoria and Scottsdale in requiring property owners to get a license and notify their neighbors if they plan to use their home as a short-term rental.
Jan. 10, 2023
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
An Arizona nonprofit recently received $10 million to tackle homelessness in Maricopa County. The funds come from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, an economic stimulus bill.
Jan. 6, 2023
Crew working sign
The city of Tempe declared the Salt River as a no trespassing zone. That meant that hundreds of people who once called the place home had to leave. What options were available to them and others in the city who are unsheltered?
More on Hear Arizona's UnSheltered podcast
Jan. 5, 2023
girl jumping in air and shooting ball toward a basket
The Phoenix City Council approved a $300,000 contract Wednesday to provide legal services to residents of three mobile home parks being displaced for development.
Jan. 4, 2023
homelessness and heat
The Maricopa Association of Governments is looking for volunteers to help count the number of people experiencing homelessness in the Phoenix area.
Jan. 3, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Phoenix could provide more than $5 million in federal relief funds to support refugees and immigrants.
Jan. 2, 2023
The Haven homeless shelter for older adults rendering
Last year, the Central Arizona Shelter Services or CASS served 17,000 seniors. That’s 43% more than the previous year. Which brings us to this story. Located along the I-17 and Northern, the Phoenix Inn is in a dilapidated state. But in a few months time, this space will be transformed.
Dec. 27, 2022
Phoenix could follow Portland’s lead and install specially designed public restrooms open 24 hours. The freestanding restrooms have graffiti resistant coating and open grating at the top and bottom.
Dec. 21, 2022
trash outside tents
Phoenix is working on a pilot program to help businesses dealing with ongoing trash and debris as a result of homelessness. Early ideas include providing dumpsters and cleaning space between the curb and the private property line.
Dec. 20, 2022

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