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Tucson moves to ban discrimination against renters based on income sources

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»

Public housing has been privatized in some Arizona cities

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»

Private landlords have become the key to Arizona subsidized housing

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»

Gigs of desperation: How rideshare, food delivery workers lose in the gig economy

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 authorities reel as HUD singles out undocumented immigrants

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»

More pet owners eligible for free spay/neuter services

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»

Section 8 program taking applications through Thurs.

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