housing

August 2, 2019

Trellis branches out with Phoenix TOD townhouse project

A ¾-acre residential lot in the West Camelback Corridor is long past its prime as a single-family-home property. As fate and determination have it, that’s a very good thing for 20 future homeowners and a neighborhood experiencing revitalization spurred by light rail. Trellis broke ground in May on a townhouse […]
November 6, 2018

Valor on Eighth marshals resources, inspires hope for veterans

Honor, dignity and opportunity took up residence at Valor on Eighth when the Tempe apartment community designed and built for under-served veterans opened in January. Hope and determination have made themselves comfortable there, too. With Valor, housing and veterans’ advocates scored a victory in the ongoing battle to create decent, […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Project: Coffelt-Lamoreaux Homes HIA

Before the Housing Authority of Maricopa County moved forward with the redevelopment of the oldest affordable housing community in their stock, they commissioned a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to understand the impact of their decisions. The Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Redevelopment HIA analyzed data and gathered interviews to understand the experiences […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Partner: WESCAP

When William Spreitzer founded WESCAP Investments, Inc. in 1980, affordable housing wasn’t on his radar. But since working with the city of Flagstaff in 1995 on an affordable living project, WESCAP has become a leading force for affordable housing completing 25 developments in Arizona and 10 more in the Midwest. […]
June 19, 2018

Affordable homeownership opportunities growing from LISC partner

In a Phoenix metropolitan area known for urban sprawl, two affordable housing infill projects are getting to the heart of matters of homeownership and healthy community development. Price, location and cool design features will attract buyers to a split-lot, single-family home project near downtown Phoenix and to “micro estates” near […]
May 24, 2017

Mesa Artspace Lofts Groundbreaking

In July 2015, business leaders, community development experts, arts advocates and city officials took a bus tour of a downtown Mesa area transformed by creative placemaking and transit-oriented development. John C. Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Mesa Mayor John Giles was among them. Tour […]
May 8, 2017

What Tax Credits Can Do

Ever since its approval by Congress in 1986, LISC has been using Low Income Housing Tax Credits to help build quality, affordable housing in places that desperately need it. The five articles that follow are a sampling of how we document the ripple effect of those homes—the way they leverage […]