Stories tagged: "homelessness"

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. 

Activists rally outside of Phoenix City Hal on Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Tucson Banned Income-Based Housing Discrimination. Will Phoenix?

Activists are calling on Phoenix City Council to ban housing discrimination based on source of income. 

Diana Yazzie Devine, CEO of Native American Connections, right, introduces Michael Lafitte, director of HomeBase Surprise, at the grand opening of HomeBase Surprise on Feb. 2, 2023. (Photo by Logan Camden/Cronkite News)
HomeBase Surprise Tackles Rising Homeless Youth Population in Arizona

Expanding its reach beyond Phoenix, Native American Connections has opened a second transitional housing facility and program for homeless youth in Surprise.

Austin Davis (Photo by Karson Samons)
Phoenix Poet Austin Davis Talks Writing, Mental Health, and Bringing Love to Those Without Homes

Austin Davis’ newest poetry novella "Compulsive Swim" is inspired by his work with people living on Phoenix streets. 

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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.