Affordable Housing in Arizona

Affordable Housing: Where to go? Who to ask? What do we need?
Is it out there?

TAGG Community Forum was held Tuesday June 19th, 2018 6:30-8:00pm

Pima County Housing Center
801 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85745

Scarce, affordable housing is a global problem baked into the 21st-century city. It’s time for cities, nations, and global leaders to tackle this head on.
"In order to correct this, we must no longer see housing primarily as a financial instrument or investment vehicle, but as a basic human right”, said Richard Florida.

"Our Community needs 60,000 more units!"
According to Sally Stang, the Director of Tucson's Housing & Community Development Department.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that Arizona has available 26 homes per 100 ELI 'Extremely Low Income' households.

Here are some current stats from Tucson MLS
Active Homes Available For Sale (6-3-18)

Townhome, Manufactured & Single Family
Minimum of 2 bedroom, no HOA & not a fix-up

0 - $100,000 There are 17 homes
$100,000 - $200,000 There are 274 homes
$200,000 - $300,000 There are 205 homes

Presentations by:

Debbie Chandler:
Executive Director of ARC, a HUD certified Housing Agency. Under Debbie's leadership, ARC helps our community with a variety of programs regarding affordable mortgages, information about foreclosures, refinancing and more.

Betty Villegas:
Betty recently retired after 17 years as the Affordable Housing Program Manager overseeing the Pima County Housing Center. She served on several community-based boards and commissions that focus on housing, health and social issues. Betty is currently running for the AZ State Senate Seat in LD3.

Jay Young:
Director of The Southwest Housing Council. He will talk about mapping segregation in Pima County & its affect on Affordable Housing

We are honored to have Richard Elias as our moderator for the evening. Supervisor Elias is Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Enjoy light refreshments, an informative evening and good company!

Housing Resources

The Arizona Ground Game and our Community Partners

The Arizona Ground Game Outlaw Dirty Money
Pima Area Labor Federation Progressive Democrats of America
Represent Me AZ LD 3 Democrats
LD 9 Democrats LD 10 Democrats
YWCA-Stand Together Arizona
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