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Arizonans are facing a growing problem: low- and middle-income rental housing has become increasingly unaffordable and scarce in one of the nation’s fastest-growing states. Rent increases have far outpaced inflation and wage growth. This surge in rental prices puts low- and middle-income renters at risk, and many Arizona renters have struggled to keep up. This report identifies and evaluates the availability and affordability challenges facing Arizona renters, analyzes the causes, and discusses potential policy responses.
Water is the foundation of public health, economic opportunity, unique natural areas and quality of life in any community. Much attention has been paid to the sustainable management of water supplies, as well as the responsible investment in the infrastructure that supports the delivery of safe, clean water. In more recent years, issues regarding broad and fair access to safe, clean water in a community—water equity—have come into sharper focus.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction that occur during childhood. For more than 20 years, researchers and public health officials have studied the impact of adversity on the growth and development of children and the chronic health conditions they develop as adults. This research brief puts a financial cost on the negative health outcomes for some Arizona women who were exposed to ACEs as children.
This research brief describes how a recent federal law alters the way the federal government provides money to the states to run their child welfare systems. The changes required by the Family First Prevention Services Act are likely to have widespread ripple effects throughout the child welfare system and lead to some major changes in child welfare organizations’ daily operations.
Rethinking Housing Stability for Arizonans on the Margin: COVID-19 has disrupted almost every facet of American life, but the pandemic’s economic impact has been especially challenging for some of Arizona’s renters. More Arizonans are one crisis away from severe financial hardship and potential eviction than just Arizonans living in poverty.
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