Stories tagged: "affordability"


London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. (Photo by: Citizen of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Biden initiative brings healthcare workers and expanded services to Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City awarded 11 churches and nonprofits $1 million in federal funds last February. Here’s how that money’s being utilized.

In Sept. 2020, the median home sale price in Arizona was $324,800. As of Sept. 2023, that figure had risen to $434,700, a nearly 34% increase, according to Redfin. Renters are also paying more in the state. In Phoenix, the average cost of rent was $1,558 per month as of July 2023, a 22% increase from 2020, when that figure was only $1,283.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As Arizona housing costs soar, Biden wants to turn empty offices into housing

In Sept. 2020, the median home sale price in Arizona was $324,800. As of Sept. 2023, that figure had risen to $434,700, a nearly 34% increase, according to Redfin. Renters are also paying more in the state. In Phoenix, the average cost of rent was $1,558 per month as of July 2023, a 22% increase from 2020, when that figure was only $1,283.

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Insulin price cuts for 63,000 Arizona seniors through Biden initiative

Legislation to cap the price of insulin prescribed through private insurance and Medicare at $35 a month for Americans of all ages was blocked by Senate Republicans last year.

Lenyne Kinley lost her apartment after her landlord instituted a $1,000 rent hike. Image via City of Phoenix
These Former Residents of ‘The Zone’ Are on the Path to Stable Housing

Funding from the state budget to address Arizona’s homelessness crisis has allowed shelters to expand capacity and provide additional relief.

Judge Denies Phoenix Request Seeking Extra Time to Clean Up 'The Zone'
Judge Denies Phoenix Request Seeking Extra Time to Clean Up ‘The Zone’

A judge on Tuesday denied the city of Phoenix’s legal request seeking extra time to clean up the city’s largest homeless encampment.

Judge Orders Phoenix to Permanently Clear 'The Zone' by Nov. 4
Judge Orders Phoenix to Permanently Clear ‘The Zone’ by Nov. 4

A judge ruled Wednesday that Phoenix must permanently clear the city’s largest homeless encampment, known as "The Zone," by Nov. 4.

Housing for Hope has received state and federal grants to convert a Kingman motel into a transitional and affordabel housing complex. Photo by  Stu Rapley.
1 in 5 Unhoused Kingman Residents Could Live in New Affordable Housing Community

The 20-unit complex will open in spring 2024, made possible by a combination of state and federal grants, will consist of 11 studios and 9 one-bedroom apartments.