Arizona Department of Housing

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Sep 25, 2023

Hobbs attempts to avoid Senate confirmation process

After months of arguing with Senate Republicans, Gov. Katie Hobbs pulled the plug on their appointee confirmation process by reassigning her picks to lead state departments as “deputy directors.”  

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Sep 14, 2023

GOP members reject housing department nominee due to claims of plagiarism

A Senate panel voted Thursday to reject the governor’s pick to lead the state housing department – largely due to accusations that she is a serial plagiarist. 

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Jul 11, 2023

Judge must decide timeline for Phoenix to clear out homeless camp

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is now tasked with deciding the timeline for the city of Phoenix to clear out the 800 or so people living in the homeless camp, “the Zone.”

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Jun 29, 2023

Shipping containers for border erected under Ducey for sale

So did you ever want your very own shipping container? You will soon get the chance, courtesy of a now abandoned vision by former Gov. Doug Ducey to build a wall out of them along the state's southern border.

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Mar 31, 2023

Mobile home owners forced out of parks to get larger payouts under new law

Residents of three mobile home parks facing imminent eviction could get bigger payouts from the state for leaving or moving their homes following a new law.

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Mar 8, 2023

Gress aims to help mobile home dwellers facing eviction 

Rep. Matt Gress, R-Phoenix, is amending a bill to increase compensation for mobile home owners, including residents of three parks in Phoenix currently facing eviction and homelessness. The bill passed the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, but it didn’t have unanimous support.  

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Feb 10, 2023

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. Arizona saw the largest increase in the number of homeless youths in the nation last year, adding 284 unaccompanied youths, for a 44% increase from 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2022 Annual Homele[...]

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Oct 7, 2022

Most AZ voters say elections fair, secure 

The newest update to the Arizona Voters’ Agenda survey found Arizonans believe their elections are secure, and identified priorities as increasing housing affordability, addressing water shortages, reforming immigration policies and investing in critical infrastructure, transportation and education.   

Jan 15, 2020

State LIHTC can help meet rental housing market’s spiking demand

When it comes to constructing rental housing for these new residents, the law of supply and demand very much applies in our state. When developers cannot construct new rental units quickly enough to meet the needs of these new Arizonans – and estimates show that Arizona needs to add about 240,000 new rental units this decade – the marketplace dictates that rents rise. The greater the rise in [...]

Oct 16, 2009

Programs for homeless, mentally ill would be axed

Cutting its budget by 15 percent would mean significant cuts in contributions to housing programs for the mentally ill and completely eliminating a homeless-prevention program, according to the Arizona Department of Housing.

Jun 1, 2009

Housing director moves to Commerce

After just two months as director of the Arizona Department of Housing, Donald Cardon will instead be heading up the state Department of Commerce.