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Court: Higher water charge for Maricopa public housing not discriminatory

A federal appeals court said Friday that the Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers. ... Read more»

Homebuyer 'love letters' risk fair housing violations, but some feel risk is worth it

To stand out among bidders, many potential home buyers are turning to a tactic that’s become increasingly common in the homebuying process: the love letter – however, these letters could open real estate professionals and their clients to fair housing violations.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Portela: How the pandemic shaped mobility justice, and why we cannot go back

"If we are honest, we are not out of the woods with the global health pandemic. For the last 15 months, our community has developed a relationship with our green open space and streets that changed the way we interact with those spaces; and the expectation is that we should not go back." — Ward 6 City Council candidate Andres Portela... Read more»