Stories tagged: "homeless"


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.

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 2: A person's tent on 11 Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona on May 2, 2023. Nearby business owners recently sued the City of Phoenix to force them to displace community members experiencing homelessness and hardship in The Zone, a place where people congregate around the Human Services Campus, where there are several major shelters, a medical center, and respite centers during extreme heat. (Caitlin O'Hara for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Phoenix Buying Land for Structured Campground for City’s Growing Homeless Population

The Phoenix City Council has approved the purchase of 4.2 acres of state-owned property for building a structured campground for the city’s growing homeless population.

Judge Orders Phoenix to Permanently Clear 'The Zone' by Nov. 4
Judge Orders Phoenix to Remove Large Homeless Encampment Known as ‘The Zone’

A judge has ordered Phoenix to clean up a homeless encampment that spans nearly 10 blocks in the city’s downtown area.

Steve Kaiser, Justine Wadsack & Ken Bennett
Republicans Approve Bill to Criminalize Homelessness and Tear Down Encampments

Under the proposed law, ill requires cities and towns would be required to tear down homeless encampments and charge the person or people living there with trespassing if they’re on private property.

A look inside the studio Sparkbox unit. (Photo courtesy of the city of Phoenix)
How Shipping Containers Are Being Used to Increase Housing in Phoenix

The city of Phoenix has turned an empty lot in the downtown area into a showcase for local company Steel + Spark’s SPARKBOX refurbished shipping container homes. 

Sabrae Hughes outside of Newsom Village on Feb. 8, 2023. (photo by Jessica Swarner)
Pregnant Phoenix Mom Finds Safe Home in UMOM’s New Affordable Housing Complex

The new UMOM complex, called Newsom Village, offers 60 units for families at or below 60% of the Phoenix area’s median income.