Housing


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Renters Are Struggling. The Biden Administration Introduced New Protections for Them This Week.

The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, a For Rent sign is posted in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
‘Rent is Too High’: Progressives in Congress Urge Biden to Act on Corporate Price Gouging

Tucson’s Rep. Raul Grijalva, along with  49 other lawmakers, sent a letter to President Biden outlining actions the government should take to address the country’s growing housing crisis.

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Arizona Led Nation for Rise in Homeless Youth Last Year, HUD Report Says

Arizona saw the largest increase in the number of homeless youth in the nation last year, at a time when other large states were seeing those numbers decline, according to a recent federal report.

A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, on Aug. 5, 2020. On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, a federal judge temporarily halted the city of Phoenix from conducting sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Judge Orders Phoenix to Stop Sweeps of Homeless Encampments

A federal judge has temporarily halted the city of Phoenix from conducting sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.

FILE - A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, Aug. 5, 2020. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, the ACLU of Arizona filed a complaint against the city of Phoenix to block the planned resumption of cleanup sweeps it says have displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other meager belongings at a huge homeless encampment downtown. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
ACLU Sues City of Phoenix to Stop Sweeps of Homeless Camp

The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.

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Woman Sues Over Bullhead City Ban on Feeding Homeless People in Parks

A woman who was arrested for feeding homeless people in northwest Arizona is suing over a local ordinance that regulates food-sharing events in public parks.

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Nearly 250 Maricopa County Eviction Cases Were Sealed in 2 Weeks Thanks to New Law

Eviction filings are continuing to rise in Maricopa County, with the average judgment against tenants nearly doubling from four years ago.