Tucson is getting federal money to address affordable housing shortage

By Alisa Reznick
Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 5:17pm
Updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 5:20pm

a subdivision in tucson
Robert Lindberg/AZPM Staff
A housing subdivision under construction in Tucson off Silverbell Road. December 2020.

The city of Tucson will receive $50 million in federal grant money to expand affordable housing options. 

The money comes from the Housing and Urban Development Department. In May, Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced another $6 million in funding from the agency to address low-income housing shortages across the state.

Mayor Regina Romero says the money announced this week will help fund new affordable housing projects and existing efforts like the Tucson House, a high-rise apartment building that’s used for public housing. 

During a housing study that met for several months late last year, state monitors found there was a shortfall of 275,000 single family homes across the state.

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