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City collecting donated art supplies for Tucson House residents

Tucsonans are being asked to collect art and crafts supplies — from paints to sewing materials — to donate to the residents of Tucson House, the largest public housing complex in Tucson.... Read more»

Tucson rolls out resource number for homeless people, advocates

Tucson has created a 24/7 telephone line for those facing homelessness, to provide information about available assistance programs, such as shelters, food banks, and more.... Read more»

Tucson's 63-unit Oracle Rd housing project gets $2M in tax credits

The city of Tucson was awarded $2.1M in Low-income Housing Tax Credits to bring in private developers for a 63-unit affordable housing project on Oracle Road and Miracle Mile, the mayor announced Friday. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: More 'housing first' investments a better choice than 'sanctioned camping' for Tucson's homeless

We have many disused old motels here in Tucson, so we have an opportunity to buy more properties like the Wildcat Inn. If we’ve got a million and a half dollars to spend, I’d much rather buy one of those that spend it on a temporary solution such as a sanctioned camping area.... Read more»

$41 million in rent help to be distributed by Pima County through Sept.

Pima County and the city of Tucson expect to hand out $41 million in rental assistance by September, even as Tucson plans to bow out of the program this summer as its funding runs out.... Read more»

Tucson OKs affordable housing subsidies to for-profit developers, hopes for quick results

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to include for-profit developers in impact fee subsidies with the aim of quickly creating more affordable housing. This will reduce costs for projects planned in Menlo Park and Dunbar Spring.... Read more»

Tucson equitable housing group to introduce plans for cross-town affordable housing area

The city of Tucson's Commission on Equitable Housing and Deverlopment, a community-led group, will introduce a plan for creating affordable housing along a 15-mile north-south transit corridor.... Read more»

Tucson Black lesbian couple receives $15k over public housing discrimination claim

The city of Tucson paid $15,000 to settle a discrimination claim lodged by a Black lesbian couple who were living in one of the city's public housing units and alleged they were harassed by a neighbor. The couple said the city didn't do enough to resolve the matter; officials deny they discriminated against them despite the settlement.... Read more»