Housing


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Chandler Landlords to Receive $400 Incentive for Each Property Leased to Section 8 Families

There are currently only three affordable housing units available in Chandler, but there are over 100 families with vouchers in need of a place to live.

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Arizona Landlords Have an Advantage in Evictions — and the House Always Wins

Throughout 2020, landlords had attorneys in about 89% of Maricopa County eviction cases. Less than 1% of tenants had legal representation.

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More Tenants Attending Maricopa County Eviction Hearings Now That They’re Remote

The county’s usual “failure to appear” rate for tenants in eviction cases is around 36%. However, the average for this year is only about 25%. When the pandemic began early this year, Maricopa County and other court systems moved to remote procedures to keep everyone safe.  For eviction hearings, tenants, landlords, attorneys, and justices of...

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Tempe to Vote Next Month on New Affordable Housing Initiative

Advocates say the proposed funding structure setup has been done in other large US cities, but it’s the first of its kind in Arizona. Tempe Mayor Corey Woods is pushing for the city to adopt a new affordable housing initiative that would bring more workforce housing to Tempe.  Woods’ initiative, called Hometown for All, would...

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Received an Eviction Notice? Here Are Some Resources That May Help.

Protection from the CDC and various local organizations can help keep renters in their homes at least through the end of the year.

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52% of Young Adults Now Live at Home–The Highest Rate in 80 Years

More than half of young adults 18 to 29 now live at home and researchers say many were motivated by the pandemic.

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Maricopa County Constable Discusses Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Even with pandemic-era protections to help renters facing eviction, hundreds of eviction notices are served to Arizona tenants every week.