Housing


People over 50 who are experiencing homelessness are far more likely to die prematurely than those who have a roof over their heads, a new study finds. In this January 2022 photo, Elizabeth DaCosta shares resources with Troy Burell as she conducts the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count in downtown Phoenix. (File photo by Monserrat Apud/Cronkite News)
Death by Homelessness: Living on the Streets Cuts Lives Short, Study Finds

A new study says older people who live without traditional housing are 3.5 times more likely to die prematurely compared with those who have homes.

Lorena Austin, candidate for Arizona House in LD 9. (Photo courtesy of Lorena Austin's campaign)
Mesa’s Housing Shortage Is Personal for Lorena Austin. That’s Why She’s Running for Arizona House.

The Copper Courier spoke with Arizona House candidate Lorena Austin about rising costs of living in Mesa and the state— especially when it comes to housing.

An executive from Strata International Group in Phoenix demonstrates how foam pieces are assembled into the frame on July 1, 2022. (Photo by Troy Hill/Cronkite News)
3D Printing and Foam: Arizona Organizations Make Homes More Sustainable

Amid global climate change and a chronic shortage of affordable housing, local construction companies and nonprofits are taking innovative steps to make homes more energy efficient and sustainable.

woman looking at packet of papers while a man stands inside his doorway
Maricopa County Evictions Highest They’ve Been in 13 Years

Evictions in the greater Phoenix area have hit their highest levels since the Great Recession. 

people sitting on couches surrounding a TV screen
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.

multiple tents set up on a Phoenix street
Sweltering Streets: Hundreds of People Without Shelter Die in Extreme Heat

Excessive heat causes more weather-related deaths in the United States than hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes combined.

hand posting eviction notice to door
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.