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Raul Ramirez’s collection of anti-gentrification literature in Tucson on Feb. 28, 2022. In Menlo Park, the median rent has gone up $850 in the past year, according to Zillow.

Rents are going up all over Arizona, as they are across the country, but Tucson, once considered sleepy and affordable, has seen a particularly painful spike - and with rents rising, gentrification is pushing people out of neighborhoods that once were affordable. Read more»

Both the House and Senate passed bills to increase spending. Then the Supreme Court overturned the eviction ban, amping up the pressure to act. Read more»

Experts say signs like this one could become more common as state and national moratoriums on evictions in the face of COVID-19 are lifted.

The Supreme Court’s rejection of the Biden administration’s effort to extend a federal ban on evictions has put hundreds of thousands of American renters at risk of losing their housing — and increasing pressure on states and localities to get rental assistance dollars distributed. Read more»

Experts say signs like this one could become more common as state and national moratoriums on evictions in the face of COVID-19 are lifted.

State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June to help households falling behind on rent and utilities, but the money that has reached renters so far — a little more than $3 billion — is just a fraction of the $46 billion approved by Congress. Read more»