After many months of mobile home residents begging Phoenix leaders to help them fight evictions, the city council took action Wednesday night. But no one seemed satisfied with the outcome.
Mar. 22, 2023
apartment complex under construction
A major controversial effort to combat the housing crisis at the state Capitol went down in bipartisan flames last week, but the bill’s sponsor isn’t giving up.
Mar. 22, 2023
tempe city sign
The city of Tempe is planning a mixed-use project that would bring affordable housing and a grocery store to Apache Boulevard near ASU’s main campus. The city recently issued a request for proposal to transform the eight-acre site that once housed a now-shuttered Food City.
Mar. 17, 2023
Dawn Penich-Thacker and Barrett Marson
Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy and Barrett Marson of Marson Media joined The Show to talk about a measure supporters say would have helped alleviate the affordable housing crisis in the state, the results from this week’s runoff elections for Phoenix City Council and more.
Mar. 17, 2023
Ed Zuercher
The Maricopa Association of Governments, known as MAG, has a new leader. Former Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher is taking over as head of the regional planning organization, which deals with issues including transportation, homelessness and air quality.
Mar. 15, 2023
Empty room
Earlier this month, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes reversed a decision by her predecessor allowing Tucson and Phoenix to go forward with bans on housing discrimination. Liz Morales is the director of the Tucson Housing and Community Development Department and has overseen that city’s ban.
Mar. 15, 2023
Phoenix City Council chambers
Unofficial results show two City Council candidates endorsed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego as the winners in Tuesday’s runoff election. The election was required by law because no candidate received a majority of votes last November.
More Arizona politics news
Mar. 14, 2023
Building Under Construction
A major bipartisan effort aimed at solving the housing died Monday in the state Legislature. And now potential solutions from state lawmakers are likely another year away.
Mar. 14, 2023
A church in Tempe will host a daylong event Tuesday for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Mar. 13, 2023
eviction notice
Eviction rates are going back up in Maricopa County. Data from Eviction Lab show filings in Phoenix in January were 23% higher than average. That amounted to more than 7,000 evictions.
Mar. 9, 2023
glass bottles
Glendale officials say the list of what residents can recycle has grown, thanks to the city’s new partnership with the company Waste Management.
Mar. 8, 2023
girl jumping in air and shooting ball toward a basket
Some Phoenix leaders are ready to take on developers in an effort to prevent mobile home park residents from being displaced. Grand Canyon University was the biggest target during public comment at a Monday night meeting of the community investment subcommittee.
More Arizona business news
Mar. 7, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
County supervisors on Friday rejected a city proposal to resume water service at triple the cost.
Mar. 3, 2023
Phoenix City Council
Despite some legal uncertainty, Phoenix leaders have approved an ordinance meant to ban housing discrimination based on a person’s source of income. “Source” encompasses a wide range — from paychecks to child support to pensions.
More Arizona business news
Mar. 2, 2023
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The project is one of a few dozen nationwide funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is part of the department's Reconnecting Communities Program.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Feb. 28, 2023
hotel hallway
The hotel industry says Congress can help its workforce shortage by attracting more immigrants.
Feb. 28, 2023
Goodyear has big plans for a chunk of land that’s sat vacant since the Great Recession. Residents call it the "old mall site," referencing a project that never happened due to the recession and changing market.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 28, 2023
homelessness and heat
People are not committing a crime simply by living unsheltered — that is, unless some of our state lawmakers get their way. Some Arizona leaders want to take a punitive approach to addressing homelessness that E.J. Montini says is a mistake.
Feb. 27, 2023
M. Nolan Gray Arbitrary Lines
We’ve all heard of NIMBYism — the "Not In My Backyard" phenomenon that’s shaped the conversation around housing development in cities around the country. M. Nolan Gray has taken the opposite approach.
Feb. 23, 2023
hotel room
A new bill passed by the Arizona House of Representatives will ban cities, counties from forcing hotels to accept housing vouchers.
Feb. 22, 2023


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