Stories tagged: "affordability"

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Arizona Expected to be Hit Hardest by Incoming ‘Tsunami of Evictions’

Arizona’s eviction and foreclosure rates were already double the national average before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Landlords Push Back Against Arizona’s Eviction Moratorium, Claiming It Unconstitutional

The moratorium protects tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus-related financial hardship from eviction.

How Biden’s Housing Plan Could Prevent an Eviction Crisis in Arizona

Biden's proposal would expand relief options for renters, extend unemployment insurance, and help families cover the cost of health insurance.

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More Than Half a Million Arizona Renters At-Risk of Eviction by September

A recent analysis of eviction data found that 20% of U.S. renters, including 577,733 in Arizona, will be at risk for eviction by the end of September.

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A Minimum Wage Worker Must Work 57 Hours a Week to Afford to Rent in Arizona

Full-time workers in Arizona must earn at least $21 an hour to be able to rent a modest home, or work 57 hours per week at minimum wage.

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Gov. Ducey Promised Rental Eviction Help But Few Arizona Renters Are Actually Seeing It

The governor pledged $5 million to help renters avoid eviction, but applicants are saying they have had trouble getting any sort of financial help.

Hotels and Parking Lots: How Phoenix is Handling Homelessness During a Pandemic

Downtown’s latest living space isn’t high-end condos or luxury apartments - it’s an encampment space for Phoenicians experiencing homelessness.