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City of Tucson buying properties to expand transitional housing

Tony Paniagua spoke to one mother who is utilizing the new program.

The city of Tucson is looking into creating an Affordable Housing Strategic Plan to address the challenges of obtaining affordable housing in the community. Tucson is already using millions of federal dollars to buy properties such as motels that can be used as temporary housing while needy residents search for a permanent solution.

As affordable housing becomes more scarce, these programs have prevented some residents from sleeping on the streets or in their cars. Tony Paniagua has the story of a mother with newborn baby staying at one of the city’s new facilities.

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