5 episodes

Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live. But that's not the case anymore. Rent prices in the Phoenix area are rising about twice as fast as the national average. And with around 200 people moving to Maricopa County every day, demand for housing keeps rising. In this podcast we explore the obstacles that are making the cost of housing in Phoenix harder and harder for many residents to afford.

(Un)Affordable Hear Arizona

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Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live. But that's not the case anymore. Rent prices in the Phoenix area are rising about twice as fast as the national average. And with around 200 people moving to Maricopa County every day, demand for housing keeps rising. In this podcast we explore the obstacles that are making the cost of housing in Phoenix harder and harder for many residents to afford.

    Episode 5: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Episode 5: Where Do We Go From Here?

    In the final episode of this podcast, Katherine Davis-Young looks at what's already being done and what else the state would have to do to address its looming housing crisis.

    • 23 min
    Episode 4: The Money Problem(s)

    Episode 4: The Money Problem(s)

    Arizona used to put much more money toward affordable housing. We'll learn where the funding went, and the challenges to getting it back.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3: The Balancing Act

    Episode 3: The Balancing Act

    Housing is a balancing act among the people who need places to live, the developers who build it, the city that makes the rules, and even neighbors who already live in a place. In Phoenix, this balancing act is getting more complicated.

    • 25 min
    Episode 2: The Working Poor

    Episode 2: The Working Poor

    What you can afford to pay in rent all depends on how much money you make in the first place. So how do wages relate to Arizona's growing affordability problem?

    • 21 min
    Episode 1: The Perfect Storm

    Episode 1: The Perfect Storm

    Arizona has a reputation for being an affordable place to live, so how did the Phoenix area develop one of the most severe affordable housing shortages in the country? Part one of this five-part series explores the city's housing history.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Melissajm ,

Great content and presentation!

This is so good! The information is eye opening and delivered in a very easy to understand manner. Can’t wait for the next episode!

pjd9736752 ,

Informative!

So informative. What a sad situation Arizona has gotten into, but the podcast really breaks down the problems.

rarabbits ,

Ep 1 is goooood! Subscribed!

Gahh! It answered soooo many questions I've had about Phoenix– Why is it so big? Why is downtown so weird? Why is it so expensive... except not to my friends on the East Coast? I can't wait to hear more.

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