Stories tagged: "affordability"


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Here’s Katie Hobbs’ Plan to Improve Education and Save Taxpayers Money

The budget includes a $150 million investment in the Housing Trust Fund, which would help develop and preserve affordable housing across the state.

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Gov. Hobbs Calls on Elected Officials to End Conspiracy Theories in Inaugural Address

In her speech, Hobbs outlined an agenda focused on water, border security, healthcare access, affordability, workforce development, and education.

Volunteers load carts with frozen goods, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beverages and snacks at St. Mary’s Food Bank in this September photo. St. Mary’s has seen an increase in people using its services. (File photo by Justin Spangenthal/Cronkite News)
Food Banks Get Lesson in Economics: More Demand, Less Supply, Higher Prices

Arizona food banks head into the holiday season having to buy more food, at higher prices, for more clients, with fewer donations to help them pay for it.

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‘There Is More to It:’ Shelter Worker on Phoenix’s Growing Tent City

More than 600 people stay in downtown Phoenix's homeless shelter every night—and hundreds more sleep in tents on the streets surrounding the shelter.

Sharleen Kakalewska prepares to cut a client’s hair on Aug. 30, 2022, at the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix. Kakalewska volunteers with the Church of the Palms, United Church of Christ, which provides free showers, haircuts and hygienic products. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)
Growing Unsheltered Community in Phoenix Receives Help From Project Connect

Project Connect is a program in Phoenix that provides resources like medical and housing assistance, and helps individuals acquire proper identification.

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.

The 33 new VISTA members to be placed throughout Arizona will contribute to food distribution efforts, pack meal kits and organize volunteers at the food bank they serve. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2022, at the United Food Bank in Mesa. (Photo by Scianna Garcia/Cronkite News)
AmeriCorps Grant Gives Arizona Food Banks More Resources to Help Food Insecurity

AmeriCorps granted the Arizona Food Bank Network $180,000 to support 33 on-the-ground volunteers who will serve at food banks across Arizona.