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More than $5 billion is coming to Arizona state and local governments. The federal funding comes through the American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 stimulus package.
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May. 11, 2021
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The National Association of Realtors says 99% of metro areas it tracks recorded year-over-year increases in home prices. And 89% reported double-digit gains.
May. 11, 2021
This is not a story about neighbors yelling, “Not in my backyard." It’s a story about residents frustrated with the process.
May. 6, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey has named former Phoenix City Councilman Tom Simplot the new director of the Arizona Department of Housing; the appointment is effective immediately. The Show spoke with Simplot and started the conversation by asking what he thinks are the biggest challenges he and his department are facing.
May. 6, 2021
A house for rent in Phoenix.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered limits on some types of evictions through the end of June. But legal protections and financial resources can be difficult for tenants to navigate. Several Arizona organizations are trying to make the process easier.
Apr. 28, 2021
A house for rent in Phoenix
Affordable housing is and has been a problem in the Valley and throughout the state. The Arizona Housing Coalition estimates nearly half of all Maricopa County renters in all income brackets are considered rent-burdened; that means they’re paying more than 30% of their income on housing.
Apr. 27, 2021
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The latest results of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, were released Tuesday.
Apr. 27, 2021
Phoenix is working on ways to spend $416 million from the American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package.
Apr. 26, 2021
Scottsdale City Hall
On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
Apr. 21, 2021
bed in a hotel room
A new report finds Phoenix fares better than the national average when it comes to household size and self-isolation.
Apr. 20, 2021
Phoenix City Council chambers
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future.
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Apr. 19, 2021
A for sale sign in the yard of a home in Phoenix
The affordable housing crisis is well-known across Arizona, but a new analysis from the Urban Land Institute puts that problem into a little more context. The 2021 Home Attainability Index ranks the Phoenix area as one of the 24 least affordable regions of the country; that includes both rental homes and those for purchase.
Apr. 15, 2021
Tents line the sidewalks near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Madison Street near the state capitol on January 29, 2020. This location has one of the highest densities of people living on the street in Phoenix.
In a few months, the Phoenix metro area should have a comprehensive regional plan to address homelessness. The Maricopa Association of Governments presented an overview to the Phoenix City Council on Tuesday.
Apr. 14, 2021
A house for rent in Phoenix.
Renting or buying a home in Arizona is increasingly expensive and more and more households in our state are cost-burdened. A new report from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy says the state’s affordable housing shortage is only going to get worse without intervention.
Apr. 9, 2021
air conditioning repair
Arizona home builders are facing a shortage of materials that is reverberating through the construction industry. That is also affecting air conditioning suppliers.
Apr. 7, 2021
home under construction
Startup costs for home construction are expensive, so in years past, Arizona homebuilder Fulton Homes has had a policy of not giving buyers refunds. But Fulton has announced a temporary change in its that policy.
Apr. 6, 2021
For rent sign now vacant
Chandler is expanding its rent and utility assistance program to help alleviate some financial strain created by the pandemic.
Mar. 25, 2021
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A bill that would address some of cities’ concerns is moving through the Legislature this year. SB 1379 would give cities and towns some tools to regulate the market. But it would not allow them to zone for short-term rentals, which is what they’re mostly asking for.
Mar. 10, 2021
A house for sale in north Glendale
The lack of affordable housing continues to be a significant problem in the Valley and statewide. A little more than a year ago, The Show spoke with Howard Epstein about a unique way to try to help solve the problem. The Show spoke with Epstein again for an update on how things are going.
Mar. 8, 2021
A house for rent in Phoenix.
Rents have continued to increase across metro Phoenix over the past year. The biggest was a 15% jump in one-bedroom prices in Surprise. Arizona State University real estate professor Mark Stapp says the solution is to build.
Feb. 22, 2021

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