Affordability


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Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Arizona Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations. 

Dozens of vehicles line up to get food boxes at the St. Mary's Food Bank Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Phoenix. Long lines are back at outside food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation increasingly seek handouts to feed their families. Many people are coming for the first time amid the skyrocketing grocery and gas prices. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Long Lines Are Back at Phoenix Food Banks as Prices Hit High

The food banks are struggling to meet the latest need even as federal programs provide less food to distribute, grocery store donations wane, and cash gifts don’t go nearly as far.

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New Phoenix Shelter Is More Than a One-Night Stop for People Experiencing Homelessness

The 200 guests at a new Phoenix homeless shelter at 28th and Washington streets receive a dedicated bed with no limit on how long they stay.

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The Law is Stacked in Landlords’ Favor. This Pima County Program Helps Balance the Scales.

Pima County used part of its federal COVID-19 funding to launch its Emergency Eviction Legal Services progra in August 2021.

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Fewer Eviction Filings Will Show Up on Credit Reports Thanks to This New Law

Having an eviction—even just a filing, regardless of the case’s outcome—on record can prevent tenants from finding a new place to live.

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Arizona Cities Continued Booming Growth Last Year, Census Bureau Says

Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the US last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic.

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As Metro Phoenix Home Prices Rise, so Does the Number of People Forced to Rent

Housing experts say the problem is there are too few homes to buy or rent and too many people moving into—or within—the Valley.