While hunting for underground spaces and secrets for this year's Best of Phoenix issue, I landed at the Westward Ho in downtown Phoenix a few times; the historic building was rumored to have a tunnel to the City's Gold Spot Bowling Alley -- what's now a big, vacant hole beneath a parking lot on C ... More >>
Image: HUDShaun Donovan, HUD Secretary, announced today that Arizona will receive $18.7 million in funding this year for affordable housing projects. Looks like we'll need it. Hey, buddy, can you spare $18.7 million?Actually, the feds can. And, as announced today by Shaun Donovan, the U.S. Ho ... More >>
Our sadly departed (from this newspaper, guys, not from the planet) colleague Sarah Fenske wrote a humdinger of a story earlier this year about all manner of fiscal wrongdoing and blatant nepotism inside the Housing Authority of Maricopa County. Doug Lingner holding court in the Hawaiian ... More >>
Responding to serious problems and mismanagement first investigated by New Times and subsequently confirmed in a blistering audit by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is poised to again take over the Housing Authority of Maricopa County ... More >>
Panic Nation opens at Cinema Latino tonightGeorge Adams' documentary Panic Nation, which begins a week-long run at Phoenix's Cinema Latino today, is really two films: one an overview of the United States' schizophrenic mindset when it comes to Mexican immigration; the other, a detailed examinatio ... More >>
Doug Lingner (pictured) left the housing authority -- now the county may be taking it over.Acting at the suggestion of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will explore the possibility of folding the Housing Authority of Maricopa County back under its contro ... More >>
Doug Lingner (in Hawaiian shirt) agreed to accept the board's severance offer, after all.In a marathon meeting this afternoon that stretched close to four hours, commissioners for the Housing Authority of Maricopa County agreed to accept the resignation of executive director Doug Lingner, e ... More >>
Doug Lingner, the housing authority's executive director, will be placed on paid leave if county management has anything to do with it.In a letter to commissioners of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County penned today, County Manager David Smith and the Board of Supervisors offered its a ... More >>
Ed Magedson calls himself an advocate. His enemies call him an extortionist
Homes all over Arizona are falling apart. Blame the bad soil -- and the lousy construction
Maverick state Senator Jack Harper and shady Clinton administration bureaucrat Henry Cisneros are back and bitchin', which's ruffling tail feathers
Hurricane refugees jump to the head of the line -- ahead of the Valley's needy -- for subsidized housing
Troy Aossey captures the denizens of the Westward Ho in pictures and sound
Yavapai children used to call themselves "dumb Indians." Now they know better.
Threats, fines and force: The city of Phoenix stops at nothing to revive a troubled community
The dearth of affordable housing has reached the crisis stage
Phoenix neighborhoods revitalization efforts run into trouble at City Hall
With arrests and civil pressures, police have reduced the terror inflicted by Eastside Los Cuatro Milpas. But conditions that gave rise to the gang in the first place still fester.
Who's angling for what, and against whom
After years of neglect, a Maryvale neighborhood and the Phoenix police evict the West Side City Crips
On Madison Street, crowds of crack-addicted homeless are plaguing police and downtown businesses. But no one seems to be doing much about it.
People are talking about a young political consultant named Jason Rose. But it's probably not the message he'd like to get across.
Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way
Since 1968, the followers of the Reverend Roger Rudin had let him run their lives. But after his sudden death last month, the stunned congregation discovered they'd been pawns in a cruel game of deceit, hypocrisy and kinky sex.
For the Baptist Foundation of Arizona--and its baffling insider real-estate deals--the devil's in the details
A New Times Investigation First in a Series
he 80-somethings at retirement home Desert Crest face eviction. But that's just business, says the home's owner--which happens to be an agency of the Roman Catholic church.
Tom Bearup helped elect Joe Arpaio and mold the myth of "America's Toughest Sheriff." Now the former executive in the Sheriff's Office is convinced he was wrong.
New Glendale CC president rankles faculty with plan to remake blighted neighborhood
A Tempe activist wins the first round in a civic skirmish to soften the city's innovative rental-housing rules. But look for a new and improved version later this year, after landlords and tenants forge a compromise code.
Teen-gangster Crips on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community got high on crystal meth and cheap beer and terrorized the reservation with drive-by shootings, murder, beatings, fire-bombings and robberies for two years--until the feds busted them fo
When it comes to ethics, some of Sheriff Joe's top aides take after their boss
Some nonprofits get propertytax bills from Maricopa County
The city torpedoed an urban development program when it let Symington off the hook for $2.7 million.