Affordability


The McKinley apartments with a now leasing sign
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.

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2 More Valley Starbucks Stores Vote to Unionize

Employees at the Starbucks locations on Seventh Street and Bell Road in Phoenix and 107th Avenue and Indian School Road in Avondale voted in favor of unionizing.

Image courtesy Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University to Offer Free Tuition for Low-Income Students

NAU plans to offer free tuition to Arizona residents who meet admissions requirements and are from households with annual incomes not exceeding $65,000.

Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods prepares burritos with all-natural ingredients for food packages she sends to food-insecure people in south Phoenix. (Photo by Reyna Preciado/Special for Cronkite News)
Women’s Group Works to Eliminate Food Insecurities in South Phoenix

More than 75% of Maricopa County is considered a food desert, meaning residents are a mile or more away from fresh food. South Phoenix falls into that category.

Arizona welcomed close to 100,000 new residents from July 2020 to July 2021, with Maricopa County adding more people than any county in the nation. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation)
Maricopa County Led Nation in Population Growth; Pinal, Yavapai Surged

According to the Census Bureau, nearly 60,000 people moved to Maricopa County from July 2020 to July 2021.

far away shot of downtown Phoenix through the Papago buttes
Phoenix Gained Residents During Pandemic While Many Metro Areas Shrank

The population in Phoenix jumped by more 78,000 people during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

close-up of older man's face and US Army hat
StandDown Provides Arizona Veterans with Legal, Medical, and Housing Services

Hundreds of veterans lined up Thursday at the Arizona State Fairgrounds to get help at the 20th annual Maricopa County StandDown