By Jessica Boehm | AZCentral
Most large cities in the U.S. require developers who erect luxury apartment complexes to put money into a pot for affordable housing.
The city then uses that fund to build lower-cost housing and maintain affordability in high-growth areas.
This doesn’t happen in Phoenix, despite the rising cost of housing in the downtown core. In fact, it doesn’t happen anywhere in Arizona because state law forbids it.