Beat: Impact: Affordability


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Poverty Rate Climbed in 2020, but Pandemic Assistance Blunted Losses

The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.

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Clifton, Globe, and Quartzsite: Arizona Cities Where Big Homes Are Available Under $300K

Cities outside the Phoenix area—like Clifton, Globe, and Quartzsite—offer some homes with over 2,000 square feet for under $300,000.

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Last ‘Zombie Subdivision’ in Casa Grande to Be Developed

The subdivision was launched in the runup to the Great Recession and then left unfinished when the housing market collapsed.

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A Q&A With the CEO of Trellis on Arizona’s Nightmare of a Housing Market

We spoke to Patricia Garcia Duarte, the president and CEO of Trellis, about Arizona's unusually competitive housing market.

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A Poor Measure of Need: Researchers Urge Update to Decades-Old Federal Poverty Line

A family of four isn't considered to be living in poverty unless they make less than $26,500, due to an equation that hasn't been updated since the 1960s.

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Over $400 Million Still Available in Eviction Prevention Funds as Moratorium Ends

Government agencies in Arizona have only distributed 17% of federal funds made available for emergency rental assistance.

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Middle-Class Arizonans Are Being Pushed Out of the Housing Market

A low supply of affordable homes in the Phoenix area is creating an extremely competitive housing market.