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Scottsdale Housing Agency wait list exceeds 6,000 families seeking affordable options

Posted by   /  March 30, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Thousands of Scottsdale families wait years to receive affordable housing vouchers, documents show, as City Council recently approved a bevy of authorizations to renew programs. On March 17, the Scottsdale City Council approved on consent resolution No. 11670, which made way for the city to: Approve the Public Housing […]

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[OPINION] 2 things lawmakers can do now to help affordable housing

Posted by   /  March 12, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Michael Bidwill | The Republic Opinion: Inaction on affordable housing could be catastrophic in human and economic terms. It’s why business leaders support tax credits and a bigger housing fund to help Arizona’s poor. In metropolitan Phoenix and other communities throughout our state, the shortage of quality affordable housing is felt daily. Too many families struggle […]

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[COMMENTARY] AMA works to increase affordable housing, prevent harmful regulations

Posted by   /  March 2, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Courtney Levinus | AZBigMedia The state of Arizona has been experiencing unprecedented levels of growth. Since 2006, the state’s renter population has increased by 383,460 people, while the state’s overall population has simultaneously grown by over one million people. Our state’s strong economy, low taxes, and business-minded leadership has been attracting citizens from places like […]

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Flag’s scatter site affordable housing project won’t come in 2020.

Posted by   /  February 27, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun Three affordable housing projects that would have been completed this year have been mothballed after the city’s developer encountered delays. The three projects had planned to provide the city with as many as 74 affordable rental units in three locations across Flagstaff and would have been built by Illinois-based Brinshore […]

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Phoenix affordable housing project can move forward

Posted by   /  February 13, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | AZCentral A challenge to Phoenix’s efforts to develop affordable housing near downtown failed in court last month. The legal battle was waged by the conservative Goldwater Institute, with the backing of Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who believed the city wrongfully sold land it owned in the Garfield Neighborhood to a developer at […]

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The 10 hottest neighborhoods to watch in 2020

Posted by   /  January 30, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

With a housing affordability crisis in full swing, neighborhoods with lower home prices surge in popularity. Redfin Americans are searching for affordable homes and they’re increasingly looking to the southeast to find them. The majority of Redfin’s hottest neighborhoods to watch in 2020 have median home sale prices of less than $500,000, and half are in the […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Affordable housing challenge will require innovation and collaboration

Posted by   /  January 22, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Courtney Gilstrap LeVinus | Chamber Business News Finding solutions to complex problems requires understanding the scope of the challenge ahead. Affordable housing, a much-discussed issue facing our Valley and our state, is no different. While we may disagree about how best to build and fund more housing for families at all income levels, we […]

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Affordable housing the focus of Flag’s newest commission

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The first meeting of the city’s Affordable Housing Commission was held at the Moonshot at NACET on Wednesday. / Adrian Skabelund / Arizona Daily Sun By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun Just over 20 people crowded around tables in a conference room in the Moonshot at NACET building near Buffalo Park last week. Earlier […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Moderate Democrats back 4 bills aimed at making housing more affordable

Posted by   /  October 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

A “For Rent” sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016. Angelinos are feeling the increasing burden of rising rents and threats of eviction as forecast indicate rent prices will continue to rise through 2018./Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images By Abby Vesoulis | TIME Millions of Americans find themselves in […]

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Nonprofit breaks ground on affordable housing for Tucson veterans

Posted by   /  October 11, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

This is what the new apartments might look like when they are completed in September 2020. The complex will have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. / Renderings courtesy Poster Mirto McDonald / Arizona Daily Star By Carmen Duarte | Arizona Daily Star Esperanza en Escalante, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing […]

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