By Tempe Mayor Corey Woods | Arizona Republic
One of the biggest threats to the future of cities across Arizona and the nation is the lack of affordable housing.
Healthy cities need balance in their housing options, from affordable to workforce to market-rate choices, to foster environments of culture, diversity and opportunity.
The lack of balance in many places has been made more acute during the current public health crisis.
Hiring and keeping staff, for example, has become a critical issue for employers. I recently met with nearly a dozen Tempe hotel managers who expressed an urgent need for affordable, nearby places to live for their employees.