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Tucson Housing and Community Development Deputy Director Ann Chanecka talking with the public about the proposed HAST plan in October. Now, HCD is reaching out the public again for feedback on a proposed 'source of income' protection policy.

Tucson's Housing Department is asking the public to read a draft ordinance and give feedback on a planned ban on refusing to rent or sell housing to anyone based on their source of income — such as housing vouchers or Social Security. Read more»

The office of the Eloy Housing Authority remains closed to the public because of the pandemic on April 12, 2022.

At least two Arizona cities – Eloy and Williams – have outsourced to private companies their public housing authorities, which disburse federally funded housing assistance to low-income residents. Read more»

Many housing authorities in Arizona refer Section 8 voucher holders to third-party websites such as Socialserve to find available rental units. However, the housing authorities themselves provide no oversight in regards to scams on these websites. In MiAsia Pasha’s case, the scammer gained access to the home through the 'Show Yourself In' tool on the Progress Residential website and provided the unique entry code to Pasha.

Private landlords serve as gatekeepers for tenants who’ve received vouchers, but the majority of Arizona’s roughly two dozen public housing authorities, which manage the program for HUD, lack a formal process for approving private landlords. Read more»

In a gig economy, workers don’t have a contract with an employer or benefits, but are freelance delivery workers or drivers, giving people flexibility and freedom but exposing them to inconsistent, low pay and the possibility of exploitation for the sake of customer convenience. Read more»

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaking at the Fair Housing Month Closing Ceremony on April 29, 2019.

Public housing authorities say they were blindsided by a proposed federal rule banning many immigrants from receiving housing assistance — and, they said, they will fight to keep it from being implemented. Read more»

Under AWASA's expanded Pet Fix program, government assisted pet owners can get free spay/neuter surgeries for up to two animals per month at participating clinics. Read more»

The City of Tucson/Pima County Section 8 housing program began accepting applications Tuesday and will end the process Thursday. Read more»