Tempe mayor Corey Woods proposes affordable housing initiative

Dec 3, 2020, 4:05 AM
(Facebook Photo/Mayor Corey Woods)...
(Facebook Photo/Mayor Corey Woods)
(Facebook Photo/Mayor Corey Woods)

PHOENIX – Tempe Mayor Corey Woods wants to maintain and expand affordable housing options in his East Valley suburb.

To that end, he proposed the Hometown for All initiative on Monday.

“As a longtime affordable housing advocate, I am determined to achieve a guaranteed pace of growth for our affordable and workforce housing stock,” Woods said in a press release.

“We need to take action to prioritize a sustainable revenue source that we, the city, can control.”

Under the program, 50% of certain permitting fees paid to the city by developers would be directed to the Tempe Coalition for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit affiliated with the city’s Public Housing Authority.

The coalition buys homes and maintains them as affordable housing. It expects to own 60 units by the end of the year.

The City Council will consider the Hometown for All initiative and vote on certain elements on Jan. 14, according to the release.

“I want to see Tempe go above and beyond the successes we have already seen,” Woods said. “This is about helping people in need find housing here that they can afford.”

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Peoria Fire-Medical Department)...

West Valley elementary school children evaluated after becoming ill following field trip

Twenty elementary school students in Sun City grew ill on Thursday after returning from a field trip, authorities said.
17 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...

1 dead after argument leads to gunfire in downtown Phoenix

A man is dead after an argument escalated into gunfire in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday evening, authorities said.
17 hours ago
(Facebook Photos/State Farm Stadium, WM Phoenix Open)...

Sheriff Penzone says public’s vigilance is safety tool in security prep for Super Bowl

With high-profile sporting events on the horizon for metro Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said he's looking to the public to act as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement.
17 hours ago
(Expansive Photo)...

Flexible workspace company Expansive opens 20,000-square-foot downtown Mesa location

Chicago-based Flexible workspace company Expansive has taken over a 20,000-square-foot location in downtown Mesa.
17 hours ago
(Facebook File Photo/Surprise Police Department)...

2 teenagers killed in Surprise when vehicle crashes into tree

Two teenagers are dead and two others are in the hospital after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Surprise on Wednesday.
17 hours ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Child dies after getting hit by car while walking to school in Phoenix

A child died Thursday morning after getting hit by a car while he was walking to school with his father, authorities said.
17 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Desert Institute for Spine Care photo)...

Why DISC is world renowned for back and neck pain treatments

Fifty percent of Americans and 90% of people at least 50 years old have some level of degenerative disc disease.
(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
Tempe mayor Corey Woods proposes affordable housing initiative